If there is one passionate American, who served this country admirably, I can totally call on (Ret) Gunnery Sergeant Jessie Jane Duff of the Concerned Veterans for America. Duff appears on FoxNews regularly giving her opinion on military veterans affairs and we are totally happy she allowed us to speak to her before she had to board a plane tonight.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is scheduled to testify Thursday about the state of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Shinseki is to meet with these Senate lawmakers who are poised to question him about VA health clinics allegedly covering up treatment delays.
The hearing, which takes place with the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee starting at 10 a.m., comes 10 days after the American Legion called for Shinseki and two of his top executives to resign over the latest controversy and a string of other troubles, including the agency’s longstanding backlog of disability claims and preventable deaths at its medical centers.
Jessie Jane Duff is on the Organizing Committee for Concerned Veterans for America.
Jessie served 20 years on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired a Gunnery Sergeant. Along with multiple overseas deployments and combat related exercises, she provided logistical 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 as the Equal Opportunity Advisor to the Commander of Marine Forces Pacific, the largest operational command in the Marine Corps prior to her retirement. She completed her career as a Motor Transport Operations Chief at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri.