Eden served in the Marines from 2004-2008 as a Data Communications Specialist and was stationed at Camp Lejeune with 8th Communications Battalion. She deployed for 8 months over 2005-6 to support Camp Fallujah’s communications network and was also assigned entry checkpoint duty working with the Marine Infantry and frisking women for explosives on Fallujah’s outskirts. She earned her BA from Hillsdale College and graduated from the Hallmark Institute of Photography. An IT Systems Admin by day, Jude also writes and speaks on women in combat.
She has appeared on Fox News, CNN, NewsmaxTV, CSPAN and talk radio shows across the nation. She is a regular contributor to The Stream and has been published in the New York Times, Western Journalism, the Daily Signal, Military Review, and Laura Ingraham's Lifezette publication. She is a Heritage Action Sentinel and in 2016 was recognized for spearheading opposition to the Draft Our Daughters provision of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. She is also a cellist, singer and songwriter with two published records playing music in her community. She lives with her family in Wilmington, North Carolina.