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Waverly Virginia Native, Author & Army Veteran To Speak at Memorial Day Program
Deborah L. Parker pays tribute to military sacrifice for American Legion Post 191 event at Waverly's Annie B. Jackson School, 10 am Monday May 26 through honoring life and leadership lessons of late Sussex Board Chair Honorable Harris L. Parker
After retiring from the army in 1984, Harris returned to Waverly, on a new mission to making a difference in his community. Through personal adversities and losses he persevered, while tirelessly helping others and moving them to action while imparting his wisdom. And then Hardcore passed in December 2011, but Deborah vowed to 'keep going' in his honor.
A retired reserve Lieutenant Colonel, Deborah has put together a thought-provoking book about her uncle, Hardcore Leadership, packed with memorable teaching anecdotes. Inspiring and informative in saluting her uncle’s biographical legacy, she makes the case for us all in Hardcore’s words, to serve, in spite of...
Through her company, The DPJ Training Group, based in Leesburg, Deborah has been providing motivational speaking, leadership, diversity and personal development learning programs for private and public sector clients for over 15 years. To solidify her work, Deborah blends an academic background of an M.A. in Human Resource Development from George Mason University, B.A. in Sociology from The College of William and Mary along with career stops as an Army reserve officer and corporate manager, to ensure best result outcomes for her customers. She is a member of the Metro DC Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development, Loudoun County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and other community groups. Deborah has penned three other books to include her motivational autobiography, Navigating Life's Roadways: Stories of Insight from My Odyssey and Inspiration for Your Journey, chronicling highlights of her life's setbacks and successes with the themes of career, family, and choices in an engaging format with relatable takeaways for readers. .
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