Deloris (Dee) is the Founder and CEO/President of Northeast Florida Women Veterans (NFWV) She retired from the US Air Force after 20 year of service and that career has taken her to places such as Italy, Philippines, Germany, Korea, and several stateside bases. (more)
Penelope L. “Penny” Justice is a well-known and accomplished Military Employment Advocate/Coach in the Florida Region. With a strong background in creating successful recruiting and placement platforms throughout the eastern United States, she was recommended to the Florida National Guard
to create the Florida Guard Family Career Connection from 2011 to 2014. During this timeframe, as the State Program Coordinator, MS Justice reduced the unemployment level for returning/deployed Guardsmen, from 17.1% to 3.3%. Due to this accomplishment; Adjutant General Emmett R. Titshaw, Jr. awarded MS Justice with The Governor’s Florida Commendation Medal October 5, 2014 in a special ceremony. Governor Rick Scott stated on the award: “For her service as the Florida Guard Family Career Connection Program Manager which directly improved the readiness, resiliency and quality of life for hundreds of Florida National Guard Members and their families since 2011. Under Mrs. Justice’s leadership, the FGFCC has increased the quality and quantity of employers committed to hiring Florida National Guard Members and their family members. Mrs. Justice’s dedication to duty has reflected enormous credit upon the Deputy Chief of Staff Personnel, the Florida National Guard and the State of Florida.”
From OCT 2014 to JAN 2015 Penny Lead/Developed the Hero2Hired team of Case Managers throughout the Florida Region and within one year they had the MOST direct & indirect hires in the nation! She currently serves as the Department of Defense Military Employment Advocate for all military branches in northeast Florida.
As one of nine women, nationally, to serve as an Area Chair with the Department of Defense program: The Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR); MS Justice was instrumental in helping the Veteran’s Administration discover that Jacksonville, Florida is the MOST military-friendly city in the United States of America! Why? Serving as the Area Chair of ESGR in Northeast Florida, MS Justice awarded many patriotic employers for their commitment to their Guard & Reserve employees.
Penny has a heartfelt commitment to helping all our service members and their family members discover meaningful employment in the Florida Region!
“It is an honor and privilege to serve on the board the Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Inc. Our Women Veterans deserve our very best for the sacrifices they have made and continue to make for our freedoms!”