Jill Druskis is the director of The American Legion's Americanism, Children and Youth Division, where she was initially hired as a deputy director in 2008. Ms. Druskis serves as staff liaison to the National Americanism Commission and the National Commission on Children & Youth. Her responsibilities include oversight of a wide range of programs for The American Legion including American Legion Boys Nation, American Legion Baseball, National Oratorical, Junior Shooting Sports, Termporary Financial Assistance, Child Welfare Foundation, Family Support Network, The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fun, Flag education and many others.
Ms Druskis began her military career in the U.S Navy serving as a Hospital Corpsman, and retired from the U.S Coast Guard Reserve at the rank of Lieutenant Commander having 24-years combined active and reserve military service. After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Ms. Druskis was recalled to 4-years active duty in the U.S Coast Guard, where at U.S Coast Guard Marine Safety Office St. Louis, she served as the department head supervising port security operations for over 2,000 miles of inland river waterways navigable throughout a 12-state area. Ms. Druskis earned a B.S Ed. in Therapeutic Recreation and an M.A. in health Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Ms. Druskis remains a member of American Legion Post 331 in South Omaha, and today resides with her husband in Indianapolis, Indiana.