Staff Sergeant (Retired) Ursula Maria Layton entered the United States Army in the Delayed Entry Program (DEP), November 1997. She attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Ft Jackson, SC in January 1998. She Medically retired in June 2018 after 20 years of distinguished service.
Ursula M. Layton was born June 08, 1974 in Pineville, Louisiana, after graduating high school in 1992 she attended Northwestern State University. She entered into the DEP program for the US Army Reserves in November 1997, following that attending Basic Combat Training in January 1998. She then went on to attend and graduate from Advanced Individual Training (AIT) in the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 75B later converted to Human Resources 42A.
During her military career she served in a variety of assignments to include: Brigade S-1, Battalion S-1, and Military Entry Processing Testing NCOIC.
Ursula served during multiple conflicts and deployments: Operation Enduring Freedom Kuwait (2006-2007): Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan (2012). Her assignment locations include: US Army Reserve 3/37th Regiment, Shreveport, LA, Ft. Hood TX, Schweinfurt Germany, Grafenwoehr Germany, Ft Huachuca AZ, Ft Bliss TX, Ft Campbell KY.
While serving in the military, she also took advantage of the education benefits. She holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Maryland University College in Legal Studies and an Associates in General Studies from Northwestern State University of Natchitoches, La.
Many of her military awards and decorations include Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Accommodation Medal (1st OLC); Army Achievement Medal (6th OLC); and the Good Conduct Award (5th).
Ursula serves as an active member of the NAACP, West Creek Booster Club, and the local WVA organization.
Ursula’s ultimate goal in life, is finding peace and enjoyment in helping out others in her community. Ursula’s hobbies are couponing, traveling and dancing.