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Staten Islanders in Uniform - Major Jeanette E. Skow '05


Major Jeanette E. SkowSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Major Jeanette E. Skow, the former Jeanette Pipkins, was admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 23 in Washington, D.C.

Major Skow grew up in the Arlington section of Staten Island and graduated from Port Richmond High School in 1994.

She attended Princeton University on a four-year full-tuition Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship and was commissioned a second lieutenant in June 1998.

Major Skow served four years as an intelligence officer before being selected for the Air Force's highly competitive Funded Legal Education Program, where she remained on active duty and attended law school full time at the Air Force's expense.

She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in May 2005 and has been serving as an Air Force judge advocate since that time. She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Ohio, the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Major Skow was one of 50 Air Force judge advocates who were admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court upon motion by The Judge Advocate General.

Major Skow is currently stationed at Joint Base Andrews, Md., and travels the world as a legal advisor for Air Force aircraft accidents. She resides in Alexandria, Va., with her husband, Brian, and daughter, Savannah.