SGT Jill Stevens is a woman with a mission. She is a the recent graduate of Southern Utah University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, 12 marathons under her belt, six years as a combat medic in the Utah National Guard, and she’s just applied for a direct commission to become an Army nurse - with the goal to work at Walter Reed with her 'battle buddies'.
She also runs marathons, recently completing the Marine Corps Marathon. She runs her marathons to benefit TAPS - the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a support network for families of those who have died in service. TAPS offers peer support and assists survivors through a wide variety of programs, including programs for children.
SGT Jill Stevens - Miss Utah - will also compete in the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 28, 2008.
I believe we will be hearing more from this fine young American. We are proud of you!!!