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Jessica L. Wright
Jessica Wright DOD 2012 photo.jpg
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
In office
January 1, 2013 – March 31, 2015
Acting: January 1, 2013 – June 25, 2014
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byErin C. Conaton
Succeeded byRobert Wilkie
United States Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs
In office
May 25, 2012 – October 15, 2012
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byDennis M. McCarthy
Succeeded byTodd A. Weiler
50th Adjutant General of Pennsylvania
In office
February 3, 2004 – October 29, 2010
GovernorEd Rendell
Preceded byWilliam B. Lynch
Succeeded byStephen Sischo
Personal details
Born
Jessica Lynn Garfola

(1952-11-02) November 2, 1952 (age 66)
Monessen, Pennsylvania
Spouse(s)Charles Edwin Wright
Alma materAlderson–Broaddus College
Webster University
U.S. Army War College
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branchPennsylvania Army National Guard
Years of service1975–2010
RankMajor general
AwardsDistinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal

Jessica Lynn Wright (née Garfola; born November 2, 1952) was the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness of the United States Department of Defense.[1] She retired at the end of March 2015, succeeded by Brad Carson as Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.[2] Laura Junor is the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.[3]

Wright was previously the Adjutant General of Pennsylvania for the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.[3][4][5]