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Ronny Jackson (class of 1985)

Physician to the President under the Obama and Trump administrations.[5]

What is Ronny Jackson (class of 1985) known for?

Ronny Lynn Jackson, born May 4, 1967: a distinguished figure who hails from Levelland, Texas. He is a proud alumnus of Levelland High School, before moving on to graduate from Texas A&M University at Galveston with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1991. Jackson's career and contributions to society spans across medicine, politics, and military service with notable achievements in all.

Jackson served in the United States Navy from 1995 to 2019, rising to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half). His military service was marked by his participation in the Iraq War and he received several awards for his service, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four times).

Beyond his military service, he also served as a White House physician. Jackson joined the White House Medical Unit in the mid-2000s under George W. Bush. He then served as Physician to the President from 2013 to 2018 under both Barack Obama and Donald Trump. This significant role saw him providing medical advice and services directly to two presidents, a testament to his medical expertise and trustworthiness.

In 2019, Jackson assumed the newly established position of Chief Medical Advisor to the President, a role he held till December of the same year. This position further emphasized his critical role in advising the country's leadership on medical matters.

Jackson's political career took a leap when he was elected as a U.S. representative for Texas's 13th congressional district in 2020. The journey wasn't without its challenges, including allegations of misconduct during his White House tenure and concerns about his management experience. However, he persevered and withdrew his nomination for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in April 2018.

Through all these roles—military officer, physician, advisor, and representative—Ronny Jackson has demonstrated a commitment to serving his country and his contributions are a testament to his diverse skills and dedication.

For more details, feel free to visit his official House website.