“Thank you for helping our soldiers and their families,” she said after meeting some of the workers answering the phone. “I don’t know if people are thankful enough to you.”
She spent the first few weeks as a first lady listening sessions with senior Pentagon officials, spouses of military leaders, military family advocates, and military children. Last month she toured US bases in Washington and California, where she met her family and students.
She promised to revive Joining Forces in the 2020 presidential election. Shortly before President Joe Biden took office, the First Lady appointed Rory Brosius as Secretary-General of the Initiative. Brosius was formerly the Deputy Director of the Program.
Jill Biden’s father, Donald Jacobs, was a Navy signaler who attended college on a World War II veteran assistance bill. Bo, the father of her late son and two children, served in the Delaware Army National Guard, including a year in Iraq. Beau Biden died of a brain tumor in 2015 at the age of 46.
Other causes of Jill Biden are education and cancer research. She is a longtime English professor at a community college.
The Join Force was deployed under President Barack Obama’s administration in 2011 and was led by the then first ladies Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, who were Vice Presidents Joe Biden. The mission was to encourage the public and private sectors to assist service members, veterans, their families, and their caregivers with a focus on education, employment, and health.
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