In 2010, Jeannie Vachon retired from the Rhode Island Army National Guard after 33 years of service. She retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During her tenure in the National Guard, she held many positions. Some of which included Mobilization Officer, Assistant Human Resources Officer, Equal Opportunity Officer and Education Officer. It was during her tenure as the Education Officer that she became familiar with the education programs in the continuing studies division. With the assistance of Dean Stout, many service members enrolled and graduated from the Public Administration program. When she was reassigned to another staff position, Roger Williams University offered her a part time position as a student advisor. She maintains this position, assisting soldiers of all branches with their educational benefits today.
Ms. Vachon earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Education at Notre Dame College in Manchester, N.H. as well as a Master’s Degree in International Relations at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I. She is active in Rhode Island Women Veterans' Initiatives. Ms. Vachon is a Board member for, Project Undercover, a non-profit organization that provides underwear to underprivileged children in Rhode Island through fund raising. She also enjoys golfing and reading.
In 2002, Ms. Vachon was honored to be tasked to erect a monument at the R.I. Veterans Cemetery to honor Women Veterans.