RADM (ret.) Jackson began serving as the Director of the Center for Joint Strategic Logistics in May 2019. Previously, he was an adjunct member of the Institute for Defense Analysis, where he specialized in projects involving logistics, strategy, planning, and defense institution building. He retired in October 2018 from the United States Navy as a Rear Admiral with over 33 years of commissioned service. His flag assignments included Director of Strategy, Plans and Logistics (J5/J4) at US Transportation Command, Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives (J5-SI) on The Joint Staff, Deputy Commander of Military Sealift Command, and Reserve Deputy Director for Warfare Integration on the OPNAV staff at the Pentagon.
Jackson is a graduate of the University of Virginia, the Naval War College, the Joint Forces Staff College, and the University of Maryland University College.
Upon completion of Surface Warfare School, he reported to the USS Conyngham (DDG-17) where he served in a variety of engineering billets, culminating as main propulsion assistant. When Conyngham aided USS Stark (FFG-31), after it had been hit by two air-to-surface missiles, Jackson led fire-fighting and damage control teams, for which he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal.
He later served as Combat Information Center (CIC) and Assistant Operations officer aboard the USS Ticonderoga (CG-47).
Reserve assignments included Area Air Defense Command, Atlantic aboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20); Naval Amphibious Group 2; and the Navy Command Center.
Jackson’s command experience includes reserve units with Submarine Group 10 (Force Protection), Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Military Sealift Command Norfolk and Navy Installations Command.
Jackson’s deployed experience includes a 2008 assignment to the Multi-National Security Transition Command in Iraq where he served as an advisor and as chief of staff for the Ministry of Defense Advisory Team. In 2010, Jackson served as the Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40 deputy commodore and deployed to Haiti in USNS Comfort (TAH-20) in support of Operation Unified Response.
Reserve your spot now as seats are limited and sure to go quickly! Also note that a $250 sponsorship will get you a seat at the head table with the speaker. The sponsorship also includes a free lunch.
• Registration/Networking: 11:30 - 12:00
• Lunch/Key Note Speech/Q&A: 12:00 - 13:15
Please check the lobby’s electronic board upon arrival to determine which room we are in.
Parking: The Mark Center Hilton has a pay garage. The parking fee for luncheon attendees is $8. At luncheon check-in, please ask for the discounted $8 parking pass.