SURVICE Recognizes #MonthoftheMilitaryChild

Jocelyn’s dad served 2 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, followed by 25 years in the Air Force. Jocelyn followed in his footsteps by serving 4 years in the Army.

Because she has lived from coast to coast across the United States, Jocelyn gained a love of travel and an appreciation for different cultures and fostered a resiliency to grow in any environment she found herself in.

Her advice for military children: “Carry your identity wherever you go. Hold on to your interests and hobbies and use those to find like-minded people wherever you move. Be willing to share them with others, but learn from others as well. Leaning into the experience will help you keep centered on who you are as a person and can be used as something to be excited to share when your parents are away. They may not always be able to tell you details of what they are doing abroad, so having something happy to talk about could help ease some of the tension and make for lighter conversations.”

Thank you, Jocelyn, for sharing your story. We are proud to have you a part of SURVICE!

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