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Jenean Hampton

Jenean Hampton, Commonwealth of Kentucky Lieutenant Governor, reviews documents during an Air Force Veterans in Blue shoot, August 2, 2016, at Frankfort, KY. Lt. Governor Hampton served seven years in the Air Force as a computer systems officer, writing computer code and testing software. During her military service she was stationed in San Antonio, Texas, Oklahoma City, OK, and was deployed to Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. DeAndre Curtiss)

Jenean Hampton, Commonwealth of Kentucky Lieutenant Governor, reviews documents during an Air Force Veterans in Blue shoot, August 2, 2016, at Frankfort, KY. Lt. Governor Hampton served seven years in the Air Force as a computer systems officer, writing computer code and testing software. During her military service she was stationed in San Antonio, Texas, Oklahoma City, OK, and was deployed to Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. DeAndre Curtiss)

Capt. (Sep.) Jenean Hampton commissioned in the Air Force in 1985, serving as a computer systems officer. During her seven years of service, Hampton was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and Altus AFB, Oklahoma. Hampton deployed to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Storm where she was responsible for critical radar software used for search and rescue missions and tracking enemy aircraft. After her military service, Hampton began a 19-year career in the corrugated packaging industry. While working full time, Hampton earned an MBA from the University of Rochester. On Nov. 3, 2015, Hampton was elected lieutenant governor of Kentucky and became the first African-American to hold statewide office. Additionally, in 2015, Hampton was inducted into the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame in recognition of both her military service to the nation and general community service during her post-military career.