If a picture says a thousand words this one tells me that today's Military Spouse of the Day is someone you can trust! There is something about a genuine smile, knowing that they have stood along side you as a military spouse, and a willingness to help you understand your insurance needs, that makes it easy to say, "You deserve my business". Thank you, Jackie, for your service as a military spouse and your helpfulness towards our military families.
Your Name: Jackie George
Your Company Name: Jackie Diaz Insurance Agency
Quick description of your business and what you do: I own a Farmers Insurance Agency and we sell all types of personal lines insurance including auto/home/renters/life and small business insurance. We offer multiple policy discounts, plus several others including military discounts.
What is the best way to reach you? (contact information for Military Families):
My cell phone is 858-205-7645.
My office line is 760-489-8900.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
My fax number is 760-489-8988.
What Branch of Service did your spouse serve in and when: He is currently serving in the U.S Navy and has served for over 17 years.
What was your favorite place to live and why? San Diego, California. It's a beautiful place and it is very military friendly. Most places offer tons of military discounts which is great, especially on a budget. The weather is gorgeous and there is always something to do whether it is on base or off.
What lesson as a military-spouse have you gained that has helped you in the business-world? I think the best lesson that I have learned is to be flexible. You never know what is going to happen in work and at home. Murphy's law always seems to show how true it is, especially when my sailor is gone. I think most spouses realize this. But it goes to the business world as well. It helps me understand my clients needs more. They are people first and foremost and you never know how bad or how good their day is going or what's going on in their life at that moment. So to just take a couple of minutes and talk to them and understand them. It's really important.
What do you most enjoy about your line of work now? I love being able to help families. Most people don't know what insurance means or what its for, they just know they have to have it. Explaining to them why it is important for their family and really educating them and finding out what their needs are is really important. Plus, I really love talking to people and getting to know them and this is probably the best line of work to do that in. I get to talk to people all day.
How does your company support the military family? We support military families by providing support, consultation and free advice on their insurance needs. A lot of military families are transplants to California and they don't know all the laws, we are here to help them and answer any questions that they might have. We also have military discounts and are able to work around the military pay schedule.
If you could send a message of encouragement to all of our military spouses what would you tell them? We support you and there are countless of other people that support you as well. I know that sometimes it seems like you are all alone and that's a really hard thought to have. But the truth is you aren't alone. All you really need to do is just reach out, whether that is to a friend, your journal, a neighbor, your insurance agent, etc. we are here to help you and to support you.
Any last thoughts to share? I just want to say that I'm very proud to be a military wife. It isn't easy and there are countless nights where I wish he was home, but when I think of what my spouse is doing and what it is that his job stands for, I realize that my sacrifice isn't half as big as his is. Without our military men and women, the United States wouldn't be as wonderful a place as it is. May God Bless our Troops and bring them home safely And may God bless their families at home.
If you are stationed near San Diego Naval Base take the time to learn about your insurance needs! Meet with Navy Spouse, Jackie: Jackie Diaz Insurance Agency. She has been a proud MilitaryAvenue Partner for over two years.
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