LINDEN – Sandra Wright-Daniels will start her new position as the Veterans’ Affairs Service Officer Monday.
“I will be responsible for filing all claims made by veterans, assist in their paperwork, make sure they get what they are qualified to receive and get information to veterans on new benefits that will be coming available,” said Wright-Daniels.
Wright-Daniels is a native of Demopolis and graduate of John Essex with a military background.
“I am retired Navy. I retired as a Chief Electrician’s Mate. I went into the Navy in June of 1985 and retired July of 2005,” said Wright-Daniels.
Wright-Daniels served on the Frank Cable and Yosemite for two years, and the USS John F. Kennedy for three years.
“The longest I have ever been at sea was after 9/11. We were out for eight weeks straight. I was deployed in the first Gulf War area called Operation Iraqi Freedom, and that was on the Yosemite. That journey took ten weeks because the Yosemite is destroyer tender and we were constantly stopping at different ports. On the USS JFK, the journey took 21 days,” said Wright-Daniels.
When she retired, she was stationed at Keesler in Biloxi, Miss., as a Precision Physical and Dimensional Course Division Officer. While stationed there, she supervised eight multi-service instructors with an annual output of 196 students; was responsible for quarterly budgets in excess of $20,000; performed semi-annual and annual performance evaluations; administered academic review boards; coordinated personnel transfers foreign national students and provided quarterly course updates to management.