Rosemary Williams

Rosemary Freitas Williams serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy. In her role, she is responsible for policy, advocacy, and oversight of all community support to service members and their families; quality of life issues; state liaison initiatives; family programs and the 24/7/365 online and call-in family assistance services; child development and youth programs; military spouse career advancement; the off-duty, voluntary education program for military personnel; tuition assistance; morale, welfare, and recreation; defense resale for commissaries and exchanges; and family violence prevention and intervention. Her oversight includes the Armed Forces Retirement Homes, casualty and mortuary affairs, and military funeral honors.

Prior to her appointment, Williams served as a vice president at Reingold, Inc., a social marketing and strategic communications firm where she was responsible for the strategic direction of media relations and oversight of the agency's public awareness campaigns, with a particular focus on issues affecting the veteran and military communities.

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