CAPE MAY, N.J. – Los Alamos native Jill Simcox has been selected as the Coast Guard District Five Spouse of the year and has advanced to the semi-final round to be considered for the National Military Spouse of the Year award.
Simcox, whose husband is a Company Commander at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, is an active member of the Jersey Cape Military Spouses Club and committee head for its membership. She served as president of the Club in 2013, and has been a member for nearly four years.
Simcox is a member of the Cape May City Board of Education and volunteers at a local elementary school and is a Sunday school teacher at Our Lady Star of the Sea church.
“I think the most important issue that military families face is that of providing a stable environment for our children,” Simcox said. “In a lifestyle where change is more common than routine, it can be challenging to provide structure.”
Prior to leaving Los Alamos, Simcox worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory where she conducted research on the nation’s weapon systems.
Candidates for the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year represent more than 170 bases and all nine Coast Guard districts. More information about the program can be found here.