Honorable Jessica L. Wright
We are pleased to announce the President's appointment, following Senate confirmation, of the Honorable Jessica L. Wright as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. Mrs. Wright previously served as the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Personnel in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. She is a former Adjutant General, Pennsylvania National Guard, with oversight of 20,000 National Guard members and over 6,000 full-time state and federal employees.
Mrs. Wright is responsible for overall supervision of all Reserve Component affairs in the Department of Defense. She will develop policies, conduct analyses, provide advice and make recommendations to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and the Secretary of Defense on matters pertaining to the Reserve Components.