Mrs. Jill Waters is a U.S Army Recruiting Spouse. She and her husband Sergeant First Class Gregory Waters live in Berkley MI with their three children ages 5, 3 and 5 months. Jill is a pediatric nurse at C.S Mott Children’s Hospital in her hometown of Ann Arbor, MI.
Army life has taken the Waters family from Fort Campbell where SFC Waters was a Medic. It was there that she found a passion for helping military families. Jill began volunteering at Fort Campbell in order to stay informed during a deployment. During her husband’s deployment he sustained a significant combat injury. This required the Waters family to reach out for resources and navigate the Army system. Through these difficult times, Jill found her voice for advocacy which has continued to serve her well. The family persevered and Jill put her passion and advocacy to work within the Army community.
After a long recovery, the Waters family was sent to the Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion in 2013. Jill was able to carry over her passion and dedication to the Dearborn Recruiting Company as the Family Readiness Group Leader. She has worked tirelessly to establish a thriving community of support for the families she served, through initiatives such as Soldier and Family Readiness, the Great Lakes New Family Program-Operation Wolverine, and Back to School Campaign. Jill serves as active member of several committees within the Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion that focus on Family Readiness.
Six years in recruiting has given Jill the unique perspective of being a military family in a geographically dispersed, civilian setting. With the absence of a nearby military installation, Jill has been required to navigate military life without the typical resources for her family, as well as those she has served. Through this experience she has been able to assist new recruiting families to navigate new resources. Being a military spouse and volunteering has provided Jill with a sense of joy as well as creating lifelong friendships along the way.