New AUSA Family Readiness Director Announced

New AUSA Family Readiness Director Announced

Holly Dailey
Photo by: AUSA/Greg Sprouse

Holly Dailey is the new director of family readiness at the Association of the U.S. Army, bringing more than 35 years of employment and volunteer service experience to the educational nonprofit. 

“I am humbled and wholeheartedly grateful to the greatest association for this honorable opportunity to continue serving our soldiers and families, veterans, civilians, members and community partners. Thank you, AUSA, for welcoming me home to my Army family,” Dailey said March 15 after her appointment was announced. 

She succeeds Patricia Barron, who in January became the deputy assistant defense secretary for military community and family policy. 

“Holly is well known and highly respected by anyone and everyone connected to the field of military family readiness,” said retired Lt. Gen. Guy Swan, AUSA vice president of education. “We could not have found a better candidate for the position.” 

In addition to being an Army spouse and mother, Dailey has served as a family readiness leader at all echelons of the Army, from the unit to departmental levels. As the spouse of a former sergeant major of the Army, Dailey has represented, advocated for and mentored military spouses and families worldwide and interacted with numerous military and veterans’ service organizations. 

She has completed numerous family readiness, well-being and volunteer training programs offered by the Army, and she has extensive program management experience in the private sector.  

Dailey is married to former Sgt. Maj. of the Army Dan Dailey, who is AUSA’s vice president of NCO and Soldier Programs. This is allowed by AUSA because she is not in a direct supervisory relationship with her husband, who is in a different department.