Jill Jackson ‘17 is a Psychology major with a French minor from Livermore, California. She is the daughter of John ’85 and Phyllis Jackson. Although Jill grew up in California, her family has deep roots in Aggieland. Her brother, Trevor Jackson ’14, was a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band. Her older sister, Camille, graduated in the class of 2016 and her younger sister, Livy, is a member of the class of 2020.
Jill began her fish year in Squadron-2 and has assumed increasing responsibilities within the squadron through her time in the Corps. She is currently a Platoon Leader and the Career Readiness Officer for Squadron-2. She also serves as the Ross Volunteer Company Historian. She participated in a Corps Excursion to Germany/Poland in the summer of 2015, and the 7th annual University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Hanoi, Vietnam during the summer of 2016. Jill said that “it was an empowering experience that challenged delegates to think of the impact they can make in their own communities.” Off the Quad, she is a worship leader and lifegroup leader with Fellowship Church. Jill is also a student supervisor at the Buzbee Leadership Learning Center.
Jill also serves as the Air Force ROTC Detachment 805 Cadet Wing Commander, where she commands over 600 cadets. She says, “The experience provides me with incredible opportunities to be mentored by officers, and members of the University. It’s been an amazing semester so far, working with some of the most motivated people I know, and the rest of the year will only get better.” Jill will commission into the United States Air Force after graduation and attend flight training.
Jill makes us proud to call her one of our own. She is an exceptional leader and role model, and has a very strong work ethic. She is an impressive cadet in every way, and I have every confidence that she will become a superb leader in the United States Air Force. We are all very proud of Jill, and look forward to seeing her excel as a leader in the future.