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Ronny Jackson, Adviser to President Donald Trump, Runs for Congress

Updated on February 24, 2020
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Ronny Jackson At White House

Dr. Ronny Jackson Runs For Congress

Dr. Ronny Jackson, who served as Chief Medical Adviser to President Donald Trump, is running for U.S. Congress. He was serving in Iraq in 2006, when he was selected as a White House physician during the George W. Bush Administration.

Jackson's Duty At White House Extended

Jackson, who is also a retired U.S. Navy Admiral, had his duty extended several times over the next fourteen years. He has served three different Administrations in the White House since then.

Jackson To Appear In Wichita Falls Tuesday

The decorated former physician to the President of the United States, will appear in Wichita Falls, Texas Tuesday as his campaign heads into the homestretch. The election for the Republlication nomination will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Early voting continues as people head to the polls in this city of 105,000.

White House Physician Started Working At Age 14

Born and raised in Levelland, Tex., Jackson has always been a hard worker. He has worked full time since age 14. His first job was in a local grocery store before he later worked as a roustabout in the West Texas oilfields.

Worked As Firefighter To Pay For College

Incredibly hardworking, Jackson earned money to pay for his college tuition working as a volunteer firefighter. He graduated from the University of Texas A&M at Galveston after beginning his collegiate education at a junior college.

Jackson Attended University Of Texas Medical School

Jackson then went on to attend the University of Texas. While in medical school he stayed busy by serving in the Naval Reserves. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Jackson Qualified As Navy Deepsea Diver

The multi-talented doctor entered the Navy following his graduation from medical school and became qualified as a deepsea Naval diver. His training included work in the areas of hyperbaric and submarine medicine.

Jackson Served Overseas

The high-energy Jackson went on to several assignments in the Navy around the world including Norfolk, Groton, Panama City, Pearl Harbor and Sigonella, Italy. While these were enough assignments to fill a normal person's career, it was only the beginning for Dr. Jackson.

Finishes Top Of Class In Emergency Medicine

It was in 2001 that the hard-working Jackson returned to the Naval hospital in Portsmouth to complete his residency in Emergency Medicine. He finished at the top of his class and received the Honor Graduate designation.

Jackson Becomes A Marine In 2005

Still not content with all his remarkable achievements in medicine and deepsea diving, the much-decorated Jackson went on to the United States Marine Corps and joined the 2nd Marines Comat Logistics Regiment 25, ine Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.From there he deployed to one of the most violent regions of Iraq as the Emergency Medicine Physician in charge of Resuscitative Medicine for a combat Surical Shock Trauma Platoon in Taqaddum, Iraq.

Transfer From Iraq To White House

After surviving one of the most dangerous combat zones on the face of the earth, Jackson was assigned to the White House in 2006. He directed the Executive Health Care for the President's Cabinet and Senior Staff after moving to Washington D.C.

White House Career Continues

Because of his remarkable work, he was assigned other duties in the White House. Other assignments included Physician Supervisor for the Camp David Presidential Retreat, Physician to the White House and Commanding Officer of the White House Medical Unit.

Donald Trump Appoints Dr. Jackson As Physician To The White House

The date of January 20, 2017, was a historic day both for the United States and for Dr. Ronny Jackson. On that day, Trump was inaugurated as the President of the United States after one of the most incredible campaigns in modern American political history. With nearly all the polls predicting a Hillary Clinton victory, Trump shocked the world with a victory. Trump asked Jackson to remain in the White House and formally appointed him to be Physician to the President.

Donald Trump Promotes Dr. Jackson

After so many accomplishments by Dr. Jackson, it was no surprise that Trump nominated him in March of 2018 to be the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The President went on to appoint Jackson as Assistant to the President and to the newly-established role of Chief Medical Advisor to the White House and the Executive Office of the President.

Jackson Married 27 Years

With all his achievements, perhaps his greatest was to marry his wife Jane. They''ve been together 27 years and have three children. Libby earned her MBA and works in Virginia.

Sons Follow In Father's Footsteps

Ben is a graduate of the Naval Academy and a U.S. Navy SEAL. Matthew is a junior in high school, and hopes to continue his dad's Navy tradition by becoming a fighter pilot after attending college at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Exceptional Awards For A Patriot

Dr. Jackson's list of awards is extraordinary even for a great patriot like him. Honors include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, as well as aother individual, unit and campaign awards.

Other Awards For Dr. Jackson

Other awards include designation as a diving and undersea medical officer, naval parachutist, Fleet Marine Force warfare qualified officer, and submarine warfare qualified medical officer.

Dr. Jackson Retires From Navy On December 1, 2019

Dr. Jackson retired as a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy on December 1, 2019, after 25 years of Active Duty. As if that wasn't a long enough tour of duty in service to his country, he now seeks to serve as a United States Congressman in these turbulent times. He lives in Amarillo.

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