Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed Jacqueline J. Jackson to begin hearing cases in June 2018. Judge Jackson earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1986 from Stanford University, a Juris Doctor in 1989 from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, and a Master of Strategic Studies in 2013 from the U.S. Army War College. From 2006 to 2018, she was a senior attorney with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in San Francisco. From 2000 to 2006, she worked as an agency counsel for Customs and Border Protection, DHS, in San Diego and San Francisco. From 1997 to 1999, she was an assistant U.S. attorney in San Diego. Her active duty military service includes: from 1996 to 1997, trial counsel for the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC) in Fort Hood, Texas; from 1994 to 1996, professional recruiter for JAGC in Fort Belvoir, Va.; from 1992 to 1994, an attorney advisor for the Defense Supply Service in Washington, D.C.; and from 1990 to 1992, a legal assistant and labor advisor for the U.S. Army in Bayonne, N.J. Judge Jackson is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.