Jennifer Bantner earned her Army commission through ROTC at Dartmouth College and has continuously served on both active duty and as a reservist for over 26 years. Her background blends her military leadership experience with her passion for education. Jennifer has taught resiliency skills as part of the DoD Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program to both service members and their families. She was an adjunct professor for Military Social Work Programs offered by Dominican University’s Graduate School of Social Work. Jennifer also taught ROTC at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Her current position in the Army Reserve is as a master trainer of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).
Jennifer raised her four daughters in McHenry and continues to enjoy walks in Moraine Hills State Park with her husband and fellow service member, Michael Miller, and their two dogs.