The Sacrifices of Service: The Unique Experiences of Military Members, Veterans, and Their Families

Presented by:

Rose Robles

Rose Robles, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Therapeutic Program Supervisor, Human Options

Rose is the Therapeutic Program Supervisor for Human Options. She has been with the agency for 5 years. She had previously joined Strong Families, Strong Children as a Peer Navigator and Clinical Case Manager and currently supervises the SFSC Human Options staff. Rose received her Masters of Social Work from USC with a focus on military social work. She is the proud little sister to an Army Major currently stationed in Germany.

Cory Vigil

Cory Vigil
Peer Navigator, Strong Families Strong Children

Cory is a combat veteran who served four years as a Gunner Mate in the vessel, board, search and seizure teams with the U.S. Navy. During his second enlistment after 9/11, he became a Navy Corpsman assigned to the Marine Corps and deployed in 2003 during the invasion of Al Faw. In 2005 he was deployed from Camp Pendleton and spent 10 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Following his second honorable discharge, Cory returned home to Colorado then decided to move to California after his discharge in 2006 and joined a Navy Reserve Unit until 2010. He is currently pursuing his bachelor’s in sociology at California State University, Fullerton and has a bachelor’s in business administration from Metro State College in Denver, CO. When he’s not working or studying, Cory can be found interacting with his fellow veterans through his affiliation with several veteran organizations, including Orange County Veterans Collaboration, The American Legion Newport Beach, and the Dana Point VFW.

Jacob Lampe

Jacob Lampe, M.S.W., A.C.S.W.
Clinical Case Manager, Strong Families Strong Children

Jacob Lampe is a 6-year Marine Corps veteran. During Jacob’s time within the Marine Corps he was attached to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance as a Scout. Jacob, while staying true to his 0311 Infantry roots, was exposed to combat on three separate occasions. In total, Jacob spent over 32-months deployed while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) tasks. Jacob quickly climbed the ranks within the Marine Corps while working his way up from Team Leader to Squad Leader. Jacob, upon completion of his military service, left the Marine Corps with the assigned rank of E-5, Sergeant. During his transition to the civilian sector, Jacob attended Saddleback College to obtain his A.A. degree and to find additional support within the V.E.T.s Center located on campus. Highly involved within the veteran population on campus, Jacob transferred from Saddleback College to Chapman University to obtain his B.S. w/ an emphasis in Social Work. At Chapman University, Jacob found his true passion in continuing to support vulnerable populations and wanted to lead by example for his veteran brothers and sisters. Therefore, Jacob progressed and went on to complete his Masters from the University of Southern California. Jacob, while at USC had focused on the military track offered by the institution. This ensured Jacob was competent to engage with the population effectively. Jacob joined the Strong Families, Strong Children team in August 2018. This allowed Jacob to continue the mission he set out to accomplish – supporting his veteran brothers and sisters through their own identified hardships. Jacob has a true passion for clinical work and will continue this path to obtain his license in the near future.

Eddie Castillo

Eddie Castillo
Case Manager, Families Forward

Eddie Castillo is a Case Manager with Families Forward. Eddie is an Army veteran that served as an infantryman from 2008-2012 with the 1st Infantry Division, whom he deployed with for 13 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). After getting out of the military, Eddie attended and graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2016 with a B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Eddie is currently attending National University for his Masters in Educational Counseling.

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