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DoD Undersecretary for Personnel & Readiness Jessica Wright Resigns

DoD logo resizeJessica Wright has resigned from her post as undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness effective March 31, 2015, to pursue retirement after 40 years of public service.

The Defense Department said Thursday Wright, a retired major general in the Pennsylvania National Guard, assumed her current responsibilities in January 2013.

She initially served in an acting capacity before her confirmation to the full-time position in June.

“Thank you Jes for your service to this country and the many, many long and distinguished years that you have given to our nation,” said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

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