Jaclyn, a spouse to a disabled veteran, was quickly immersed into the life of a military spouse when she married her husband in 2009. Originally from Hawaii, Jaclyn moved to Washington State a few months later when her husband received PCS orders to then Fort Lewis, WA. She supported her husband as he underwent the long medical board process for an injury sustained during his last deployment. Her husband was medically discharged from the Army in 2012 at which time Jaclyn stepped up to support him and their family as they proceeded through the significant transition from the military to civilian life.
In addition to being military spouse, Jaclyn was a Department of the Army civilian providing case management on Joint Base Lewis-McChord to dependents with special needs ensuring that the families had access to the services they required. This opportunity reinforced her passion for giving back to the military community.
Jaclyn graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2007. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Brandman University.
As a spouse of a veteran, Jaclyn understands the transitions that military families experience while supporting their veteran. Both veterans and their families are deserving of exceptional support congruent with the service they provide to our nation.