Perry Jefferies hails from Waco, the son of a long line of Army Veterans and Shirley Jefferies, creator of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. He retired from the Army in 2004 and is a member of the Order of Saint George for service to Armor and Cavalry.
An original member of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, he is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and the Disabled American Veterans and the parent of a Soldier.
He is married to Mistee Jefferies, professor of Nursing at Central Texas College in Killeen and a graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in Nursing to become a Family, Psychiatric, and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He is a graduate of Pierce College in Washington, rides motorcycles and is a member of the Patriot Guard and Military Jeepers in his spare time. He is the third manager of the TexVet Initiative for Texas A&M.