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Ronny Jackson
                                                               At Your Service

                                                               by Team Jackson

                                                                                 Following graduation from
                                                                                 medical school at the University
                                                                                 of Texas Medical Branch on a
                                                                                 military scholarship in 1995, he
                                                                                 began active-duty service in the
                                                                                 United States Navy.

                                                                                 With unique training in
                                                                                 undersea medicine, he utilized
                                                                                 his talents while assigned to
                                                                                 locations ranging from Panama
                                                                                 City, Florida to Sigonella,
                                                                                 Italy. Jackson later completed
                                                                                 his residency in Emergency
                                                                                 Medicine, finishing at the top
                                                                                 of his class. Soon thereafter,
                                                                                 he deployed to Iraq to lead
                                                                                 Resuscitative Medicine efforts
                                                                                 on the battlefield for a combat
                                                                                 Surgical Shock Trauma Platoon.

                                                                                 While serving in Iraq, he was
                                                                                 called back to the states to serve
                                                                                 in the White House Medical Unit
                                                                                 during President George W.
                                                                                 Bush’s administration. Jackson
                                                                                 ultimately led the White House
                                                                                 Medical Unit as Physician to
                                                                                 the President during the Obama
                                                                                 and Trump administrations. In
                                                                                 January 2019, President Donald
                                                                                 J. Trump appointed him as Chief
                 rom a small town in West      in West Texas thinking I would    Medical Advisor and Assistant to
                 Texas to sitting in the       one day serve in Congress or      the President. In December 2019,
            FOval Office with President        that I would serve three U.S.     after 25 years of distinguished
            Trump and now serving as           Presidents in the White House,”   service to his country, Jackson
            Congressman for Texas’ 13th        Jackson said.                     retired from the United States
            Congressional District, Ronny                                        Navy with the rank of Rear
            Jackson never predicted how his    Congressman Ronny Jackson         Admiral.
            journey would unfold. Through      was raised in Levelland, Texas
            his continuous desire to serve     where he learned the value of     In retirement, Jackson moved
            our country in any way possible,   family, faith, and hard work.     back to his home state of Texas
            Jackson's remarkable career has    After working as a roustabout in   and decided he was not done
            been defined by duty and service.   the West Texas oilfields, he paid   working for the betterment of our
            “The truth is, I did not grow up   his way through undergraduate     country for future generations.
                                               school at Texas A&M University.

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