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Jennifer Long

Board Member, Jennifer Long
Jennifer Long

Jennifer Marie Long is currently, Director of Agency Services for NJ Motor Vehicle Commission also as financial service professional with Integrated Financial Concepts. She holds the office of Post Commander for her local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1302, VFW District 3 Commander (Hudson County). National Association of Financial Advisors (NAIFA) as the Executive Board Chairwoman of Government Relations and Political Action State Committee. Selected by Governor Murphy, as Co-Chair, for Veterans and Military Affairs Transition Team. In 2009, after completing a military deployment in Iraq, she began her transition by starting hormone replacement therapy (HRT). In 2010, with another deployment, this time to Afghanistan, she delayed her legal portion of transition. Upon her return in July 2011, was presented with the Bronze Star Medal and French National Defense Medal for her actions in Afghanistan and retired after 30 years of military service at the rank of Sergeant Major (SGM). She returned to Fairleigh Dickinson University to complete her degree in finance and finalize the legal portion of her transition. During May 2012, she legally became Jennifer Marie Long. Robert Wood Johnson University, serving as a Board member on the committee to advance transgender education, and care. In 2015, she won a case against the Department of the Army, represented by the ACLU of NJ, allowing her to change the name on the DD214 record of military service. This landmark decision will help pave the way for other former transgender service members. ACLU of NJ recipient of the Torch Bearer award for activism in 2016.

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