In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re acknowledging Long Island women making a difference. We’re now highlighting Jacqueline Gordon.
Jackie is a Jamaican-born Queens-raised educator, combat veteran, community leader and mother of two.
She enlisted in the Army and served for 29 years. She served overseas as a platoon leader in Germany during Desert Storm, and as an operations officer at Guantanamo Bay during the Global War on Terror, as a battle captain in Baghdad. She reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before retiring in 2014.
Since 2007, she’s served on the Babylon Town Council. When she’s not serving in government, she’s mentoring students as a guidance counselor at Wilson Technological Center in Farmingdale. She also shares her passion for local government with the youth through Ujimaa, an internship program that teaches students about local government and community development.
She is currently running to become the next Congresswoman for Long Island.