LTC Michael A. Jackson (Photo by DCNG)
Lieutenant Colonel Michael A. Jackson is the J5/7 Director of Planning and Training, District of Columbia National Guard.
His previous assignments include Director of Information Management CIO G6/J6, commander for the Headquarters Detachment Joint Force Headquarters District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG), as well as Communications-Electronics Officer, Operations and Training Branch, and Information Services Support Branch Chief, Deputy Chief of Staff for Information Management, while assigned to the DCNG, since June 2001. His first assignments were as Platoon Leader, 307th Signal Battalion, Camp Carroll, Korea, and 286th Signal Company, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas. Lieutenant Colonel Jackson next served as Battalion Signal Officer, 3-43 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas. In 1999, during Operation Desert Falcon, he deployed to Saudi Arabia to serve as Communications Officer, ARCENT-SWA.
Lieutenant Colonel Jackson's awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Achievement medal with two oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon.
He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army through the Reserve Officers Training Corps Program at the University of Guam. Lieutenant Colonel Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in health science from the University of Guam, and a masters in management and leadership from Webster University, Webster Groves, Mo. His military education and training includes Signal Officers Basic Course, Signal Officer Advance course, the Combined Arms Exercise course, the Intermediate-Level Education course, the Advanced Operations Warfighting Course, a certification in the NSTISSI 4011 from the National Defense University, and Airborne School.