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MAJ (RET) MARGARET L. JEFFERSON

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MAJ (RET) MARGARET L. JEFFERSON

(US Army

MAJ Jefferson is a chartered, Life Member of NABMW and has proudly served as the South-East Regional Chairperson since 2010.  Born and reared in Meridian, MS, MAJ Jefferson retired in Ellenwood, GA, (suburbs of Atlanta) from the U.S Army/Army Reserve in 1995 and from Civil Service in 2006.   She is divorced with one son, Benjamin F May, II, a daughter in law (Misty) and two grandchildren; Olivia Grace May and Benjamin F. May, III. 

After graduating from Harris High School in 1963 (Meridian), she remained there for one year at Harris Jr. College on a basketball scholarship.   In the 1964 she transferred to Alcorn A&M College, Lorman, MS, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education, 1967.   

After receiving a Direct Commission with the rank of First Lieutenant in the Army in Nov 1974, MAJ Jefferson began her career as a Finance Officer in Jan 1975. 

MAJ Jefferson served as a US Army Officer (Active and Reserve) and US government employee with over 30 years of government service (10+ years as an Active Army Officer, 10+ years as an Army Reserve Officer and 20 years as an Army Reserve Military Technician), culminating in the rank of Major for the Department of the Army and United States Army Reserve. She is experienced in areas of Planning, Programming, Budgeting, Execution, Personnel Management, Equal Opportunity, Training/Schools and Personnel Security Management.  In government circles, MAJ Jefferson is regarded as a “double dipper”.  

CAREER EXPERIENCES  

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) Program Budget Analyst - 

  • CONTRACTOR – Served as Program Manager & Senior Engineer Planning Officer for Northrup Grumman Corporation and as a civilian contractor for the Department of the Army 

  • G-8, FDR Division. 

  • Senior Force Management Analyst – Resource Management –  

  • CONTRACTOR -United States Army Reserve Command, G3/5/7 Force Management Directorate, Transformation, Assessment, and Evaluation Team, Ft. McPherson, GA 

  • Global Security and Engineering Solutions (GS&ES), a Division of L3Communications Corp, Chantilly, VA 

  • Staff Supervisor Assistant/ Staff Operations and Training Specialist  427th Medical Battalion (Logistics), United States Army Reserve, Ft. Gillem, GA 

  • Program Budget Officer Third US Army, G4, Ft. McPherson, GA 

  • Program Budget Officer- Department of the Army Material Command (DARCOM), Budget Office, Alexandria, VA 

  • Chief, Officer Management Branch- 81st Army Reserve Command (ARCOM), United States Army Reserve, East Point, GA  

  • Equal Opportunity Officer- 81st Army Reserve Command (ARCOM), United States Army Reserve, East Point, GA  

  • Chief, Administrative Services Division- V Corp, Deputy Chief Staff – Personnel, Frankfurt, Germany 

  • Accounting Officer- 18th Finance, V Corp (USAREUR), Frankfurt, Germany 

  • Alcohol and Drug Command Office (ADCO) - 7th Army Training Command, Grafenwoehr, Germany 

  • Training and Education Officer – Training and Education Division (Exportable Courses) Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, IN 

  • Chief Military Pay - 101st Finance & Accounting Office, 101st Airborne Division/Air Assault, Ft. Campbell, KY  

  • Budget Officer – Division Installation Supply Office, DISCOM, 101st Airborne Division/Air Assault, Ft. Campbell, KY 

  • Army Emergency Relief Officer (AER)Community Services - US Army Garrison, Ft. Campbell, KY  

  • EDUCATION 

  • B.S., Business Education, ALCORN University (A&M ), Lorman, MS  

MILITARY EDUCATION 

  • Command and General Staff College 

  • Military Personnel Officer Course, Munich, Germany • Comptroller Course – Comptroller School Ft. Ben Harrison, IN 

  • United States Army Command and General Staff College – Ft. Leavenworth, KS 

  • Staff and Faculty Development Course Criterion-Reference Instruction, (PRESENTER AND DEVELOPER TRACK), Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN 

  • Finance School – Basic and Advance Courses – Ft. Ben Harrison, IN 

  • Accounting Intermediate Course, Ft. Campbell, KY 

  • Drug and Alcohol Managers Course – Munich, Germany 

  • Appropriated Fund Accounting Course, Munich, Germany 

  • Battalion – S-1 Course, Ft. Ben Harrison, IN 

  • Equal Opportunity Course – (Full) – DEOMI School, Cocoa Beach, FL 

  • Staff Faculty Development Course, Ft. McCoy 

  • Mobilization Course – Ft. McCoy, WS • • • 

  • Personnel Security Course, Ft. McCoy, WS 

  • Physical Security Course, Ft. McCoy, WS 

  • ATTRS Course Ft. McCoy, WS 

  • SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • NABMW (National Association of Black Military Women) 

  • DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY 

  • ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR 

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