Jacqueline Strayer, a faculty member in the Integrated Marketing and Communications department, was recently honored with an invitation to participate in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) 94.
The JCOC is the oldest and considered to be the most prestigious public liaison program in the Department of Defense. The JCOC provides a window into the work of members of the military allowing the selected participants to directly observe and engage with members of the armed forces, in order to learn more about the United States national defense.
Jacqueline, along with other business and community leaders, will be visiting multiple military installations to learn about the capabilities, training, mission, performance, joint operations and technology utilization of every service. Multiple branches of the service were interested in nominating Jacqueline for this honor, and the rigorous non-partisan selection process was based on an evaluation of both her business and community leadership.
Jacqueline shared with the department, “I am honored and humbled as this is a world I know little about. After reading about the experiences of others who have been through this this program, I hope to have a much better understanding and appreciation for the contributions of the military and what our service men and women do.”
Jacqueline plans to continue to collaborate with the military to identify opportunities to bring military public relations professionals and military leaders into her classes at SPS and help the Division of Programs in Business expand its outreach to the active duty and veteran military community.
Photo Credit: Joint Civilian Orientation Course 92 Visits USCG Base Portsmouth Virginia, by Andrew Winz