The Salvation Army Appoints New National Leaders

Commissioners David and Barbara Jeffrey Bring 46 Years of Experience to Nation's Second Largest Charity

ALEXANDRIA, VA (August 14, 2013) - The Salvation Army USA announced today that Commissioners David and Barbara Jeffrey will serve as the new National Commander and National President of Women's Ministries respectively, effective November 1. Commissioners Jeffrey have been appointed by General André Cox, world leader of The Salvation Army, and will replace Commissioners William and Nancy Roberts upon their appointment by International Headquarters as Chief of the Staff and World Secretary of Women's Ministries respectively, effective October 1.

In his new role, Commissioner David Jeffrey will lead a network of 3,600 officers, 64,000 employees and 3.3 million volunteers serving in more than 7,500 Centers of Operation through the United States. Each year, The Salvation Army serves some 30 million Americans facing a variety of needs from drug and alcohol rehabilitation to rent and utility assistance to disaster response. Commissioner David Jeffrey will act as the chairman of the national board of trustees and will be responsible for presiding over tri-annual commissioners' conferences, which bring together the key executive leaders of The Salvation Army's four territories in the United States.

In her new role, Commissioner Barbara Jeffrey will lead the national women's ministries to empower women to deeper faith and service to others. She will partner with leaders from the four territories of The Salvation Army to combat common issues that affect women throughout America.

In 2011, Commissioner Jeffrey was appointed as the Territorial Commander for The Salvation Army USA Southern territory. Immediately preceding this appointment, he served as the National Chief Secretary for the USA National Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Since 1967, Commissioners Jeffrey have served in a variety of roles throughout the organization including leadership roles in Maryland, West Virginia, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and Texas. Commissioners Jeffrey have served in Salvation Army mission since their marriage in 1969.

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The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to