Community Partnerships Manager
Georgia L. Monsam, CMDCM(AW/SW) USN Retired, hails from Tyrone, Pennsylvania. She enlisted in the Navy in August 1976 and her initial assignments included tours at commissary stores at New London, CT and Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA, as a Ship’s Serviceman. She transferred overseas to the Security Department Japan, serving as a Military Liaison Investigator with Japanese Police and earned the Japanese Distinguished Citizen Award for her contributions to the community and base. Georgia’s next assignment was Commander, Naval Base, Republic of the Philippines. Georgia transferred stateside to the USS SAMUEL GOMPERS(AD-37), Service School command San Diego as Chief Master at Arms. She joined Amphibious Construction Battalion Two, Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA, and was then assigned to USS EMORY S. LAND (AS 39). Upon graduation from the Senior Enlisted academy, she reported to the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, CA, serving as Chief of Police. During this tour, she was recognized by the Navy League San Diego Chapter as the Military Woman of Achievement of the Year. Georgia was then selected by Commander, Naval Surface Force, U. S. Pacific fleet to be a key member of the Fleet introduction Team to integrate women onboard combatants in the Pacific Fleet. Her next assignment was Fort George G. Meade, MD before advancing to Master Chief Petty Officer and selecting for the Command Master Chief Program. She then served with the USS ROSS (DDG 71). She was selected as the CNO Directed Command Master Chief for Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. She then transferred to Navy Recruiting District Denver, CO then to VAW 123 and retired from VAW 120 in September 2006. She has chosen to continue to serve and become a part of the Safe Harbor/ Navy Wounded Warrior Team as a Non-Medical Care Manager / Recovery Care Coordinator in June 2008.
In retirement, she has watched from the front what a fight it has been for her daughter to advocate for her disabled granddaughter with multiple disabilities to include Autism Spectrum Disorder, gross Developmental delays, ADHD, APD, SPD and speech apraxia. Additionally, she advocated for Sailors and their families on Active Duty and Civil Service. She continues to serve with passion for military families and children as a volunteer with Partners in PROMISE as the Community Partnerships Manager.
Ms. Monsam awards included the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy Commendation, (four awards), Navy Achievement Medals, (three awards), Navy Unit commendation, Good Conduct Medal (eight awards), Navy Sharpshooter Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal (two awards) Global War or Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Global War on Terrorism Medal. Civilian Awards include Meritorious Service Medal (Civilian) Numerous LOA and LOC. Recognized as the CNRMA Senior Civilian of the year nominee. She has earned an Associates of Applied Science Degree from Central Texas College and will graduate soon from St Leo University with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology
She is married to Peter L. Monsam, USN Retired and they reside in Virginia Beach.