Deacon Jeff Ball
Deacon Jeff was born and raised in California and went to high school and college in Virginia, graduating from the University of Virginia in 1982. He chose to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Naval pilot, flying jets off of aircraft carriers. He married his wife of 40 years in 1983 and they have two boys, Brian (37) and Stephen (35). After leaving active duty in 1993 he continued in the Navy as a reservist and worked at a defense think tank in the Washington DC area. Having been brought back to active duty in Saudi Arabia to help run the air campaign during Operation Iraqi Freedom, he returned home and later retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of Commander.