Jennifer enlisted in the United States Navy in 1979 rising from the ranks of an enlisted jet mechanic E-1 to retire as a Lieutenant Commander, Aviation Maintenance Officer after 20 years. During her time in the Navy she served during Desert Storm and Desert Shield and was awarded numerous awards that include: Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals...
- Military Affairs
In her role as head of Military Affairs, Jennifer visited nearly 20 military installations in Florida. She gained firsthand knowledge of the military installations challenges and worked tirelessly to address all of their issues. She traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with Congressional and Pentagon officials...
Jennifer’s work as Chairwoman of Space Florida has been instrumental in creating thousands of new private sector, space and aerospace related jobs. During her first year in office as Lieutenant Governor the State of Florida won a 10 year contract to manage the International Space Station ...
- Economic Development
As a former Navy jet mechanic and naval aviation officer, Jennifer knows a thing or two about airplanes. That's why in 2011 shortly after taking office as Lieutenant Governor, Embraer approached her to help pitch their Tucano Super T airplane to the Air Force to be considered for the Air Force Light Air Support contract. Over the past two...
In 2003 Jennifer was courted to run for a State House seat during an open election, she ran and won with over 80% of the votes. She was subsequently reelected without opposition for four consecutive terms.
- Community Service
Jennifer is strongly committed to giving back to her community. She has spent countless hours mentoring students, helping Junior Achievement by educating children about the economics of staying in school. She enjoys reading to elementary students and conducting...
Former Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll was recognized as trailblazer at the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 for her significant accomplishments in state legislator and as the black and first woman elected lieutenant governor in the state of Florida...
For over 35 years Jennifer has been a soccer, football, basketball, track, dance and gymnastics mom. Although her military profession took her away from family at six month intervals, she always found time for her husband and children. She fully understands balancing the role of working mom, wife, mother and grandmother.
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Jennifer Carroll appears on "Talk Philly" with host Anchor Pat Ciarrocchi to talk about what separates us even in the midst of personal struggle as addressed in her Autobiography and raising a gifted elite athlete.
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