Daisy May Reyes
Daisy May M. Reyes is one of the Military Transition Advisors of Veteran Solutions 4 Life (VETS4L) serving in the Pacific Northwest of Washington state in and around the Joint-Base Lewis-McChord installation.
She retired from the United States Army on September 1, 2020 as the Senior Enlisted Advisor (First Sergeant) for Oklahoma City Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) after 20 years of active duty military service. She enlisted in the Army at the Anchorage MEPS, and completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. She served as personnel administrative specialist in 593rd Corps Support Group at Fort Lewis, Washington, and deployed to Iraq; as a senior personnel sergeant with 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (M.A.S.H.) in Miesau, Germany, and deployed to Angola, Africa and Pakistan; as a noncommissioned officer in charge of Military Personnel Services: Army Section and Awards and Evaluations Section at the Defense Information Systems Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland; as a recruiter in Japan Recruiting Station with 6th Recruiting Brigade in Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan; and as senior human resources sergeant with the 17th Field Artillery Brigade in Joint-Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
Since her transition from the military, she learned the need of Service members to receive a more comprehensive support in their transition process and not just a “check-in-the-box” approach. She understood their position and how overwhelming it could be for them and their family. Hence, she chose to serve her fellow Service members to assist them in developing a pre-separation plan that will help alleviate them from stress during their transition process. This way, all they have to do is focus on finding the right career path, improve their resumes, and build their network.
She is also a Department of Defense Skillbridge Program advocate and firmly believes in taking advantage of the internship program that they offer. While on active duty, she completed a full 12-week internship with First Command on which she gained new knowledge about the Financial industry and understanding of Financial advising.
Currently, she’s enjoying her retirement and is committed to serving her fellow Service members through military transition mentorship and assessment. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her family, hiking the WA national and state parks, kayaking, working out in the gym, and practices heart-centered and mindfulness meditations on which she would like to teach them one day.