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First Sergeant (Ret.) Shirley Baez

First Sergeant (Ret.) Shirley Baez

Enlisted Academic Senior Instructor, Joint SOF Senior Enlisted Academy

Shirley Baez is an extraordinary individual whose remarkable journey has led her to become a beacon of empowerment and inspiration for countless others. With 20 years of service as a Special Operations Army Veteran, Shirley's transition into the Multifamily space reflects her unwavering dedication to excellence and her passion for creating wealth through strategic investments.

As a published author of "Lead Your Ship: and a co-author of bestselling series such as "Powerful Female Immigrants Who Inspire Greatness" and "Real Women in Real Estate" Shirley's words resonate deeply, offering insights and guidance to those seeking to unlock their full potential.

At the helm of LeadHership Academy and as the co-founder of Crack the Wealth Code, Shirley's mission is clear: to empower professional women and business owners to thrive as leaders and build personal wealth. Her visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to uplifting others have made a profound impact on the lives of many.

A dynamic speaker and accomplished author, Shirley's accolades extend beyond her military career, showcasing her ability to inspire and motivate through her words and actions. Her achievements in real estate further demonstrate her entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to success.

Shirley's journey serves as a testament to the transformative power of leadership, resilience, and unwavering determination. Through her guidance and mentorship, she continues to light the path for others, empowering them to navigate life's challenges with courage and grace.


  • We are extremely excited to convene the community at SOF Week 2024. This convention for U.S. and International SOF will include a diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, interactive discussions about the future of SOF, and an up-close view of some of the best tech available to our warfighters. GSOF looks forward to working with USSOCOM to make SOF Week 2024 an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF


Co-sponsorship of this event does not imply endorsement of GSOF, its services, or products by the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or U.S. Special Operations Command.