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Author: Shannon Maxwell



Shannon Maxwell, Author of Our Daddy Is Invincible!, is an active and respected advocate for wounded warriors and their families.  She grew up in Texas.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University, she married her college sweetheart, Tim Maxwell, and worked as a Junior Account Executive for the advertising agency, Hershey Communications in Irvine, California.  She experienced the gravity of life as a Marine Corps spouse early in 1991 when her husband deployed in support of Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  Safely reunited, she began to look to career avenues, which she could transport to various military duty stations and make a difference.  She worked as the business manager for a Child Psychiatrist and studied and taught self defense while raising her then two children.  In 2000 she returned to school, earning a Masters of International Management from University of Maryland University College.  She then lent her talents as a marketing consultant and volunteer to various civic and military related organizations.   

President George W. Bush presented Shannon Maxwell with the President's Volunteer Service Award Thursday, May 10, 2007, in the East Room of the White House during a celebration of Military Spouse Day.


In 2004, when her husband, LtCol Tim Maxwell, USMC (ret), was wounded with a penetrating traumatic brain injury (TBI); her focus became furthering wounded warrior family initiatives.  She currently serves as Vice President of SEMPERMAX Support Fund which she co-founded in 2009, having first co-founded the non-profit organization, Hope For The Warriors™ in 2006 to address immediate and long-term needs of families recovering from traumatic injuries.  In addition, Shannon sits on the Advisory Boards for Thomas Jerome House, Inc., a community home for service members with TBI, and the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program.  As an appointed member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Family Caregiver Panel, established through the National Defense Authorization Act of 2007, Section 744, Shannon helped create training curriculum that would educate and assist Family Caregivers in understanding traumatic brain injury and participating actively in the care of their wounded family member.  The curriculum was adopted by the Defense Health Board and approved for distribution on April 14, 2010.   Shannon has been recognized for her efforts in support of the wounded with the Presidential Call to Service Award and became one of five recipients of the 2007 National Military Family Association’s Very Important Patriot Award.   

Shannon and her husband, Tim, adopted their youngest daughter in 2008.  They now reside with their family in Northern Virginia.  Their work as advocates for wounded, ill, injured families is ongoing. 


1 Comment

  1. Greg Pass says:

    Shannon, I just read an article in the paper about your family and was overcome with emotion. I applaud you and your family for your efforts and congratulations on your book! I grew up in Montclair, served in the Gulf War, and I recently authored a local interest book about 117 WWII veterans who are related to the men and women of the Prince William County Police Department (Scrapbook of Heroes: A Police Department’s Collective Family Tree in the Second World War) I am a police officer with the PWCPD and I volunteer as the manager of the Wartime Oral History Project at the American Wartime Museum. In short, we conduct video interviews with military veterans and civilians who supported wartime operations. I would love the opportunity for us to conduct an interview with you and document your civilian service. You would be given a copy of the video, a copy would be retained at the Library of Congress as well as our museum. If you would be interested in participating please let me know and I will set it up. Thanks again for your family’s service to our country. – Greg Pass