Joy Henson Primoli
Class of 1997 - B.S. Paralegal Studies
Joy Henson Primoli is currently stationed in Washington, D.C. A decorated Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, she returned to William Woods University to talk about "Law in the Wild Blue Yonder" as part of the Alumni Speaker Series in January 2009. She spoke about her career path from paralegal to Air Force law.
Graduating cum laude, Primoli attended Saint Louis University School of Law and earned a Juris Doctorate degree. Lieutenant Colonel Primoli received her commissioning through the Direct Appointment Program, entering active duty in November of 2000. She completed commissioned officer training at Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama, in December of 2000. She attended the Judge Advocate Staff Officer course to train for her military legal career at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, from February through April 2001. She entered active duty in 2000 and, at the time of her presentation, served as a Deputy Staff Judge Advocate on the Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.
Since entering duty, she has received the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the National Defense Medal, and a Bronze Star Medal. In 2014, William Woods honored Joy with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
During her time at The Woods, her interests included Student Government and involvement with her sorority, Delta Gamma.