Award: HONORING WOMEN IN NEW YORK
Jacqueline “Jackie” Gordon has made serving others the primary focus of both her professional and personal life.
Ms. Gordon was born in Jamaica, West Indes and immigrated to America with her family when she was seven years old. She grew up in Queens and graduated from the New York City public school system. She continued her education at Hunter College, earning a bachelor’s degree in health education and later earned a master’s degree in guidance and counseling and a post graduate professional diploma in educational leadership from Queens College.
Ms. Gordon has proudly served in the United States Army Reserves for nearly 30 years. She currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and completed command of the 310th Military Police Battalion. Ms. Gordon served in four overseas deployments; Operation Desert Storm (Germany), the Global War on Terror (Guantanamo Bay and Iraq), and most recently in Afghanistan last year.
Ms. Gordon serves her community as passionately, proudly, and effectively as she serves her country. As a Town of Babylon Councilwoman, she organizes the town’s annual Wounded Warrior Ride, in which over 1,000 people ride through the town in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. She serves as the Chair of the town’s Veterans Advisory Committee, the Veterans Museum Project, and the town’s Beautification Committee. She also organizes several blood drives a year at Town Hall to encourage town employees to help save lives by becoming a blood donor. Ms. Gordon is also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
A strong supporter of children, Ms. Gordon is the former president of the Copiague Sports Booster Club and member of the PTA. She is also a former Girl Scout Leader and is currently on the board of the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County. Ms. Gordon currently works as a guidance counselor at Wilson Technical Center, helping teenagers and adults find the career path that fits their talents and interests.
Ms. Gordon resides in Copiague with her two children, Kerrianne and Augustus.