Dedicated Veteran Service Officer eager to pursue a career as a Superintendent. Background includes 10 years of military service, 3 years of veteran service work, bilingual, a degree in Law Enforcement, and future recipient of a Masters Degree in Social Work.
Strong interpersonal skills
Fluent in Spanish
Law Enforcement background
Social Services background
Veteran Service Officer06/2014 to Current Veterans Assistance Commission – Woodstock, IL.
Accredited with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the purpose of preparation, presentation,
and prosecution of claims under laws administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Assisted 50 veterans and eligible spouses with VA claims awarding them over $820,000.00 within the
Investigate and assist veterans with children in attaining temporary financial assistance and emergency
assistance; granted over $15,000.00 payable towards utility bills, shelter, food and gas through the
Research medical conditions and obtain necessary medical records and statements from physicians to
support the veteran's disability claim.
Help in obtaining necessary inpatient and outpatient care from VA Medical Centers and Community
Based Outreach Clinics for veterans.
Provide outreach services, education, and home visits to those who are disabled or are unable to meet
during normal office hours.
Created and manage a quarterly newsletter on veteran news, benefits and resources.
Serve as McHenry County's liaison between the Veterans Assistance Commission, the Mental Health
Court and the Veterans Justice Outreach Program.
Awarded the Legacy of Service Award from the Boy Scouts of America, Blackhawk Area Council in May
of 2016 for distinguished service to other veterans.
Staff Sergeant, Squad Leader, & Family Care Plan Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO)05/2006 to Current Illinois Army National Guard – Machesney Park, IL.
Sought out by the 135th Chemical Company First Sergeant to write policies and Standard Operating
Procedures in Family, Pregnancy and Soldier combat readiness.
Assisted the Commander as the Family Care Plan NCO with counseling and implementing a Family Care
Plan to maintain family readiness.
Ensured the unit followed regulations put in place to protect pregnant soldiers and their
unborn child; assisted soldiers in developing an effective plan that included work duties, schedule and
restrictions as well as alternative options for leave and discharge.
Responsible for the training, administration, operations, logistics, well-being, and combat readiness of
a 7-man squad.
Master of Arts: Social WorkCurrentGeorge Williams College of Aurora University-
Associate of Arts: Graduate School of Social Work-
Bachelor of Arts: Law Enforcement and Justice AdministrationDecember 2014Western Illinois University-
ILLaw Enforcement and Justice Administration Spanish