JR Williams is an advisor for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, where she is responsible for maintaining open lines of communication with IVMF students and assists with questions or concerns regarding certificate coursework, program offerings, and career advice. She is also accountable for processing registrations for follow-on certifications, maintaining student records toward program completion, and contributing to the team’s overall student retention goals.

JR is a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Army retiring as a Master Sergeant. JR served as a public affairs specialist and completed deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. During her time in uniform she was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (3 oakleaf clusters), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1 oakleaf cluster) and the Army Achievement Medal, among others.

JR holds a bachelor’s degree in television, radio and film from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, and is also a graduate of the 2006 Military Motion Media Program at Syracuse University.