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National Commanders

Commissioner David Jeffrey - National Commander

Commissioner Barbara Jeffrey - National President of Women's Ministries

The Salvation Army in the United States of America

Commissioners David and Barbara Jeffrey returned to USA National Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, to take up their appointments as National Commander and National President of Women’s Ministries, effective October 14, 2013, after having served as the Territorial Commander and Territorial President of Women’s Ministries for The Salvation Army USA Southern Territory since August 1, 2011.

Immediately preceding their appointments in the USA Southern Territory, Commissioners David and Barbara Jeffrey served as the National Chief Secretary and National Women’s Ministries Secretary at USA National Headquarters. 

They have served in a number of corps and administrative appointments. Before entering the College for Officer Training, they assisted in Fairmont, West Virginia, and were in charge of the Norway, West Virginia Outpost. As cadet-lieutenants, they served together as Corps Officers in Front Royal, Virginia, and Grafton, West Virginia. Their field appointments following their commissioning included the Baltimore (Hampden), and Hagerstown Corps in Maryland.

Their divisional staff appointments included the following:  Divisional Youth Leaders in the National Capital and Virginia, and North and South Carolina Divisions; Divisional Secretary and Assistant Home League Secretary in the North and South Carolina Division; and General Secretary and Home League Secretary in the Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, and Georgia Divisions.

The Jeffreys also served as the Personnel Directors, and then as the Assistant Principal and Director of Special Services at the Evangeline Booth College. In addition, they have served as the Divisional Commander and Director of Women’s Ministries for the Kentucky and Tennessee and Texas Divisions. They also served as Secretary for Program and Assistant Secretary for Program.

Barbara is from the city of Gastonia, North Carolina, and David is from Morgantown, West Virginia. The Jeffreys were married in 1969 and have two sons, David William and Mark Stephen, who is married to Sue-Ann.  They have three grandsons, Blake, Mitchell, and Parker Wyatt.