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simmonsMajor Jocelyn Quintin-Simmons

jq-simmons@wiu.edu

Major Jocelyn Quintin-Simmons immigrated to the United States from the Philippines at the age of 11.  At 17, she enlisted in the US Army as a Chemical Quartermaster Repair Specialist stationed at 502nd MI BN, Ft. Lewis, WA.  Upon completion of initial tour of active duty, she relocated back to California to attend college and enlisted into the United States Army Reserve.  She served with the 950th MT CO for a year and transferred to the National Guard as a Legal Specialist with the 40th ID.  Upon completion of her BS in Business & Public Administration, she attended OCS and commissioned as an Adjutant General Officer.  In May of 2003 through the end of 2004, she served as Human Resources Officer in support of Task Force Falcon, KFOR6B deployment in Kosovo as a Second Lieutenant.  In 2005-2006, 1LT Simmons served as the USNSE-OIC at the NATO Headquarters in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.  From 2007-2010, then Captain Simmons served as the Company Commander with the HHC, 40th ID which included a year tour in Kosovo.  Upon completion of her command, she joined the 1st BDE, PACDIV, 75th TC as an Observer Controller/Trainer in 2011.  From Sep 2012 through Jan 2014, she served as the Aide-de-Camp for Major General Wells, Commanding General of the 75th Training Command.  Major Simmons joined the Western Illinois University Military Science Department in Feb 2014.  She is married to CW4 Vane Simmons, stationed with HI-TEC RSM, Sacramento, CA.  They have two sons, Keyon (18) and Khalil (10).