Major Jas Boothe
Final Salute Inc.
Based in Chicago, Fmr. Army Major Jas Boothe is a speaker, filmmaker, veteran with a disability, cancer survivor, and the President and Founder of Final Salute Inc. She previously served in the U.S. Army for over 17 years.
Profoundly impacted by Hurricane Katrina, homelessness, and cancer, Jas was compelled to launch Final Salute in 2005 to provide homeless women veterans and their children with safe housing. Due to her efforts and advocacy, Final Salute has raised more than three million dollars and supported over 5,000 individuals.
Jas has received several awards and accolades for her leadership and community service, including Oprah Winfrey Standing Ovation, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Outstanding Civilian Service Award, People Magazine Hero Among Us, and CNN Hero.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Mississippi Valley State University and dual master’s degrees in Human Resource Management and Management & Leadership from Webster University.
Jas is the mother of two boys, Brandon (U.S. Air Force) and Jammel Jr., and wife of Marine Combat Veteran, Jammel R. Boothe Sr.