WASHINGTON, D.C.(May 8, 2015)—Corie Weathers was named the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® (MSOY) today in recognition of her outstanding commitment to the military community. Video and photos of the awards ceremony will be available at msoy.militaryspouse.com.
Nominated by her husband, Chaplain Matthew Weathers, Corie graduated with a Masters in Counseling and is a licensed therapist in Georgia and Colorado. Read her full bio here.
Currently serving alongside her husband at Fort Stewart, Georgia, she spends her time providing therapy to military families and civilians at a local practice and partnering with her husband to serve families in the military with particular emphasis on marriage. She provides professional counseling and education to children, teens, adults and couples who are in need of hope and the restoration of broken relationships. For her compassionate work, Corie was given the Honorable Order of St Joan D’Arc award as well as the Commander’s Award for Public Service. She has also completed certification in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD from the Department of Defense Center for Deployment Psychology.
With the reach of the MSOY organization behind her, Corie hopes to shine an equal light on the mental state of spouses by being a real voice for this challenged and resilient community.
“During each of the eight years of the Military Spouse of the Year competition, the program has grown in awareness, participation and recognition of the contributions military spouses make worldwide,” remarked Garry L. Parks, Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), Chairman of Armed Forces Insurance, the MSOY Title Sponsor. “On this occasion we specifically honor the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®, Mrs. Corie Weathers, and applaud the dedication and contributions that earned her this unique recognition. We would be remiss, however, not to also acknowledge the thousands of military spouses who, each in their own way, are a force multiplier to America’s armed forces. On behalf of Armed Forces Insurance, I salute each of you!”
Prior to announcing the overall 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®, the finalists from each branch of service were honored at the annual awards luncheon, which was hosted at the Fort Myer Officers’ Club and attended by military and civilian VIPs. The awards were also streamed live via the magazine’s website.
The 2015 Branch Winners are (bios are available at msoy.militaryspouse.com):
- 2015 Army Spouse of the Year – Corie Weathers
- 2015 Marine Corps Spouse of the Year – Nicole Spaid
- 2015 Navy Spouse of the Year – Antonia Wilber
- 2015 Air Force Spouse of the Year – Jana Kingery
- 2015 Coast Guard Spouse of the Year – Stacey Benson
- 2015 National Guard Spouse of the Year – Julia Kysela
These Branch Winners emerged from a pool of more than 1,500 nominees, advancing through three separate rounds of voting and a judges’ panel review.
Initially the winner of the local-level Fort Gordon Spouse of the Year award, Corie was awarded the branch level Army Spouse of the Year® title before ultimately being chosen as the overall 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®.
The mother of two sons, Corie has been a military spouse for over eleven years.
The MSOY Award was created and presented by Military Spouse magazine. “Over the past eight years, the MSOY Award has honored hundreds of military spouses for their advocacy and support within the military community. We couldn’t be happier to be welcoming Corie into this family,” said Suzie Schwartz, VP of Military Spouse Programs and spouse of former Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz.
For more information on the Military Spouse of the Year® Award, please visit msoy.militaryspouse.com.
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