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COLONEL MARCUS JACKSON

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Colonel Marcus Jackson is the Commander of Buckley Garrison, headquartered at Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado. As commander, he leads an 857-member team providing Base Operating Support to more than 757 military, Department of Defense civilians and contractor personnel serving at 14 operating locations world-wide, executing critical United States Space Force Missile Warning and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions. In addition, the Garrison hosts 6 wings (or equivalents) and 92 tenant organizations as well as supporting over 14,000 base personnel and a 98,000 retiree population.

Colonel Jackson graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio and earned his commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program in 1998. He has served in a variety of positions at the squadron, Field Operating Agency, Major Commands and Headquarters Air Staff levels to include space and missile crew operations, chief of standardizations, operations officer, squadron command, various staff assignments and executive officer.

EDUCATION

1998 Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, University of Texas at San Antonio

1999 Undergraduate Space and Missile Training, Vandenberg AFB, CA

2005 Master of Business Aeronautical Administration, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Schriever AFB, CO

2006 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL

2007 Air Command & Staff College (in correspondence

2011 Command General and Staff College, Ft Leavenworth KS

2014 Air War College (in correspondence)

2019 Masters of Science, Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy, Joint Advanced Warfighting School, Norfolk, VA

ASSIGNMENTS

1. Jul 1998 – Dec 1998: Special Assistant to the Commander, University of Texas at San Antonio

2. Jan1999 – Sep 1999: Student, Undergraduate Space & Missile Training/Minuteman III Initial Qualification Training, Vandenberg AFB, CA

3. Sep 1999 – Sep 2003: Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander, Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander Instructor, Missile Combat Crew Commander, Missile Crew Commander Instructor, 90th Space Wing FE Warren AFB, WY

4. Sep 2003 - May 2007: Satellite Vehicle Operator, Chief Orbital Operations, Crew Commander, Flight Commander, Evaluator, Chief of Standardization, 4th Space Operations Squadron, 50th Operations Group, 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, CO

5. May 2007 – Mar 2009: Chief, Space and Missile Force Development, Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, TX

6. Mar 2009 – Jul 2009: Deputy Director, Command Action Group, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, TX

7. Jul 2009 – Jun 2010: Executive Officer to the Vice Commander, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, TX

8. Jun 2010 – Jun 2011: Student, US Army Command and General Staff College, Ft Leavenworth KS

9. Jun 2011 – Jul 2013: Operations Officer, Communications Operations Squadron Space, Network Operations Group, Mission Operations Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office, Los Angeles, CA

10. Jul 2013 – Jun 2014: Deputy Division Chief, Department of Defense Executive Agent for Space Staff, Pentagon, Washington D.C.

11. Jun 2014 – Jul 2016: Commander, National Reconnaissance Office Operations Squadron, Office of Space Launch, National Reconnaissance Office, Schriever AFB, CO

12. Jul 2016 – May 2017: Chief, Senior Leader Management, Directorate of Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO

13. May 2017- Jun 2018: Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO

14. Jul 2018 – Jun 2019: Student, Joint Advanced Warfighting School, Joint Force Staff College, Norfolk, VA

15. Jul 2019 – Jun 2021: Deputy Director, Operations Directorate, Joint Task Force-Space Defense, United States Space Command, Schriever AFB, CO

16. Jun 2021 - Present: Commander, Buckley Garrison, Buckley SFB, CO

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defenses Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters

Meritorious Service Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant June 1998

First Lieutenant June 2000

Captain June 2002

Major March 2008

Lieutenant Colonel July 2013

Colonel September 2019