Janet Villalobos is a Navy Veteran who, upon graduating from Bell Gardens High School in 2005, joined the United States Navy in March 2006– the only one of seven siblings to join the military. She attended “A” school for an Operations Specialist, and was assigned to the warship USS Bunker Hill CG 52 out of San Diego, California. Ms. Villalobos served on three tours: Somalia, South America, and Haiti, where she participated in land and surface evolutions in support of the Global War on Terrorism. She became the first enlisted female to receive the Enlisted Surface Warfare Pin on the warship USS Bunker Hill. In September 2009, Ms. Villalobos attended GCCS-M school, and then attached to the Rear Admiral Strike Group 1 as a Global Control and Command Maritime Operator. After serving five years active duty, she achieved the rank of Second Class Petty Officer.

Upon separation from the Navy in October 2010, Ms. Villalobos attended Rio Hondo College, where she is currently pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Mathematics, and a B.A. Degree in Interior Design thereafter. Her dream is to become her own boss in her own Interior Designing business. Ms. Villalobos, like many Americans, has hopes and aspirations to achieve her highest potential. With a positive outlook on the world, she now works as a Security Field Supervisor for RMI International. With her great work ethic and experience, she looks forward to working with and for her community, and keeping it safe.

Following her separation from the military, Petty Officer Second Class Villalobos obtained an Honorable Discharge and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, and the Humanitarian Service Medal for humanitarian aid during the Haiti Relief Operation.