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San Antonio, TX 78251
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Vet to Vet Advocates > Amorette

V2V Advocate: Amorette Rockenbaugh

AmoretteAmorette J. Rockenbaugh is a US Army veteran whose experience with the military started when she was a child. She was an “Army Brat” and still has fond memories of the different places she was able to visit. Her father is a retired US Army Sergeant Major and Vietnam Veteran from the Big Island of Hawaii; both of her parents were born and raised in Hawaii. Her father was stationed at Fort Sherman, Panama Canal Zone. Amorette started her own military career at age 17 when she enlisted in the Delayed Entry Program as a Dental Specialist in the US Army Reserves. Upon completion of Basic Training and AIT in 1991, she was stationed at the 325th General Hospital in Independence, Missouri. After returning from training, she decided to enlist in the Regular Army.

In 1992 she completed her training as an Armament Repairer, a Aberdeen Proving Grounds, in Maryland. After training, she received orders to the 201st Forward Support Battalion in Fort Riley, Kansas. Amorette received orders for Germany and from 1993 to 1996 she was stations and served with the 123rd Main Support Battalion in Baumholder, which was part of the First Armored Division. While stationed in Germany, she earned an Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies with the University of Maryland University College. In 1996, she separated from the Army and made way back stateside, when her husband received orders for FT. Hood, TX. Amorette completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics in 2007 with a Minor in Humanities at the University of Texas at El Paso. Amorette feels very strongly that she has much to be grateful for from the US Army. She has had a lot of enriching experience that was found by truly "being all that she could be." Today, she serves the students here at NVC as a math tutor; previously she was a math adjunct instructor. Some of her interests include reading, writing, (working on a memoir), cycling, traveling, and rowing in Austin.

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