Jeff Hammond

Director, Veteran and Military Affairs

Major General (Retired) Jeff Hammond is a Father first, once a Soldier and a University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Golden Eagle. He received his commission as an Army Officer upon graduation from USM in 1978 where he served as team captain for the football team.

Jeff earned a BS and M.Ed from USM along with a Master's Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies via the US Navy War College (while serving on Active Duty).  He places his greatest trust in Spiritual Faith, Family and caring for Our Service Members, Military Veterans, and their Families.

Jeff has been married to Diane (a USM Criminal Justice graduate) for 33-years and they have two children, Michael and Meagan (both graduates of Texas A&M University).