VoteVets Endorses Jennifer Riley Collins for Attorney General in Mississippi

JACKSON, MS – VoteVets, on behalf of its 600,000 veterans, military families and civilian supporters, is today endorsing Jennifer Riley Collins, a fellow veteran, for Attorney General in Mississippi.

“Jennifer has a strong spirit of serving others, whether it is serving our nation in uniform, and defending our freedoms, or serving as a lawyer fighting against poverty and for criminal justice reform, the right to vote, and juvenile justice,” said Rick Hegdahl, Veterans Outreach Coordinator for VoteVets.  “That spirit of service is something the people of Mississippi should expect from all their elected officials, but definitely from their Attorney General.  We’re proud to endorse her.”

Collins retired from the United States Army in June 2017 as a Colonel, after 32 years of distinguished service as a Military Intelligence Officer.  She served a total of 14 years on active duty and 18 years as a member of the U. S National Guard and U. S. Army Reserves. 

Her duties include deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as well as stateside deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Her last assignment was Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for the Army Manpower and Reserve Affairs responsible for Army Protection and Insider Threat Mitigation at the Pentagon.  She has been thrice been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, awarded the Joint Service Medal, and thrice awarded the Army Commendation Medal.  She also has received the Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Bronze Distinction.

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