Daila Espeut-Jones, First Sargent Retired and Rebecca Williamson, Executive Director of Veteran Services, Inc.

Rebecca Williamson

Rebecca Williamson is one of the founders and Executive Director of Veteran Resource Services, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting veterans and their families with reintegration into civilian life.  Rebecca is an educational consultant and holds both a Masters in Educational Counseling and a Masters in Business Administration.  Her work experience includes banking, higher education administration, consulting, structuring volunteer teams that assist communities, human resources, and most recently, structuring nonprofit organizations.  Her passion to help the veteran community stems from her experience in marriage with a Viet Nam veteran who never successfully recovered from his military experience.  She is active not only in VRS development, but in several other projects that will benefit communities and provide jobs for veterans and their family members. She is also a full time graduate student pursuing a 3rd degree in Educational Technology.  Rebecca is the mother of 3 sons and grandmother of 3 young boys.  She currently resides in Daytona Beach and travels extensively throughout Central Florida building relationships and seeking opportunities to further advance the cause of veteran reintegration.

 

Daila Espuet-Jones First Sargent Retired

First Sergeant was born and raised in Jamaica until the age of 15 years old.  In 1979, she migrated to Boston, Massachusetts and later joined the Army in 1982 and served on active duty for 22 years.  First Sergeant retired on 30 April 2004.

During her military tenure, she served in many positions which include Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Training Non-Commissioned Officer, Customs Supervisor, Area Support Team Leader, Korean Linguist, First Sergeant and Acting Division Sergeant Major.

Her duty assignments include Fort Eustis – VA, Seoul – Korea, Fort Bragg- NC, Haiti, Honduras, Albania, Bosnia, Hanau-Germany, Orlando-Florida and South West Asia.

Her awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal, (w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters) Parachute Badge, and the German Marksmanship Badge.