Gunnery Sergeant Jessie Jane Duff, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) served 20 years on active duty. She’s currently a Senior Fellow with the London Center for Policy Research. Jessie’s area of expertise include veterans and military and national security issues.
While on active duty, Jessie had multiple overseas deployments and combat related exercises. She provided logistical and training support to combat arms and wing units throughout her career, including Desert Storm and the Iraq/Afghanistan wars. In a collateral duty, Jessie served on the Executive Staff to the Commander of Marine Forces Pacific, the largest operational command in the Marine Corps prior to her retirement. She completed her career as an Operations Chief.
Jessie’s personal awards include three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, six Good Conduct Medals and two National Defense Medals in addition to various awards for excellence during her time on active duty.
From 2012 – 2014, she worked as Senior Military Advisor and was on the Organizing Committee for Concerned Veterans for America. Jessie participated actively throughout the nation advocating for policies that preserve our freedom and liberty that veterans and their families fought and sacrificed to defend. Jessie was an outspoken advocate to hold the Veterans Administration accountable for the veteran’s benefits backlog and mismanagement of veteran’s healthcare. She also actively worked with the states and Congress to improve the military voting laws to ensure the military is afforded the same access to vote as their civilian peers.
In 2009-2012, Jessie was the spokesperson for Military Voting Rights USA, a national network dedicated to ensure active duty military voters have their votes cast and counted on time. She made national media appearances and advocated for timely and expedited mail delivery of ballots to American service men and women stationed overseas. Jessie testified before Congress’ Elections Subcommittee, Committee on House Administration based on her first-hand experience and concerns about voting rights for active duty military overseas personnel. She also was a highly visible advocate for Military and Overseas Empowerment Act (MOVE Act), which became federal law the same year.
In 2005-2006, Jessie was Chairman for Americans for Dr. Rice, a national political 527 focused on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her political future. As Chairman, she made multiple television appearances, traveled extensively to numerous state party conventions and generated support for Dr. Rice nationwide.
Jessie provides military, veteran, national security, business and political analysis for Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, CNN, MSNBC and CNBC and numerous local and national television and radio stations. A prolific contributor to various blogs, articles, and opinion pieces, Jessie’s work can be found in a wide array of publications.