“Janet Sanchez personifies the words duty, sacrifice and selfless service and through her leadership and devotion to serve he has become the hero and champion of hundreds of military families.”
Janet Sanchez personifies the words duty, sacrifice and selfless service. She not only served the Army for four years, but has been a military spouse for over 19 years. This terrific combination drives her daily passion in support of the military community. Janet understands first-hand the numerous challenges and uncertainties military families face daily. This is the main reason why she has volunteered more than 3,000 hours a year advocating and helping them, especially those with language barriers. Janet is never satisfied with the status-quo; that is why in 2007 she founded Esposas Militares Hispanas USA (EMHUSA) or Hispanic Military Spouses USA, a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) volunteer driven organization. It is through this organization and her steadfast leadership that Janet and her team of volunteers continue to help hundreds of military families. Led by Janet, the organization’s tireless work on family advocacy, supporting military life, language services, financial assistance, counseling and mentorship are just but a few areas where EMHUSA focuses their main efforts. Always on the move, Janet also enjoys volunteering with a variety of other military organizations, as well as her community and at her children’s schools. As a result of her volunteer work she was selected as the 2013 Military Spouse of the Year for Joint Base San Antonio, TX. To top it all off, Janet is also the president of Cougar PAWS (Robert G. Cole High School Parent Organization), serves as a committee member on the Robert G. Cole High School Campus Education Improvement Committee, serves as a committee member of the Fort Sam Houston ISD School Health Advisory Council, serves as a advisory board member for the Military Advisory Family Network, and was part of the planning committee for the Federal Veterans Employment Information Symposium in San Antonio, TX. Janet has also testified before the Texas State Senate in support of the bill (Texas SB 1733), was a member of the Veterans Voices Advisory Panel for KRLN (PBS), and was the guest speaker for the Women in the World Summit in held Texas
Janet Sanchez’ devotion and limitless energy for military families is unmatched! Through her determined dedication and work, she has made an impact and a great difference in the lives of many military spouses. Janet Sanchez is well deserving of this honor as she is the perfect example of someone who “Leads a Rare Life”.