Sheridan woman first from Wyoming to serve twice as ambassador

Jeanine E. Jackson, of Sheridan, was confirmed by the Senate Thursday as Ambassador to the African Republic of Malawi, making her the first person from Wyoming to serve two times as an ambassador.

Jackson served as Ambassador to Burkina Faso after being nominated by President George W. Bush in 2006. Since then, Jackson has served as Management Coordinator for the establishment of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

Sen. Mike Enzi said in a release from his office that Jackson's work in Africa and the Middle East is just what is needed in building relationships between countries like these and the U.S.

Jackson served 30 years as a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves before her ambassadorship, and has served in Burkina Faso, Iraq, Vietnam, Germany, Korea, Switzerland, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, and Afghanistan.