Director Veterans’ Services, City Lawrence MA
SFC(R) Jaime L. Melendez Jr. was born in Lawrence Massachusetts. Jaime served 2 years National Guard in Puerto Rico prior to entering active duty from Massachusetts November 9, 1988 and retired August 1, 2011, for a total of 25 years of service.
He served with the 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Infantry Division, 3rd Infantry Division, 27th Airborne Engineer Brigade, United States Medical Command, United States Southern Command and the 101st Airborne Division.
He has served combat and peace keeping missions in Panama, Israel, Egypt, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Macedonia, Kuwait, Iraq and throughout South and Central America.
Jaime is currently the Director of Veterans’ Services for the City of Lawrence and has been at that position since October 11, 2011. He is the President of the Massachusetts Veterans Service Officers Association for 2019-2020 and was asked to stay on through 2020-2021 due to the Pandemic & COVID 19.