COMM: (904) 542-0182/DSN: 942-0182
Command Master Chief Jackson, a native of South Carolina, enlisted in the Navy in November 1989. Following basic training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois, he reported to his first duty assignment as a deck seaman aboard the command ship, USS La Salle (AGF 3).
In 1991, he reported for general duty at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. From 1992 to 1996, Jackson was assigned as a deck supervisor aboard the flagship, USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) and the destroyer, USS Nicholson (DD 982).
In June 1996, he reported to the floating dry dock, USS Oak Ridge (ARDM 1), serving as a leading petty officer in the deck department. In June 1998, he reported to Naval Station Mayport, Florida, serving as a maintenance team leader.
In 2001 he was assignment to the guided missile destroyer, USS The Sullivan’s (DDG 68) as the deck department’s leading petty officer.
He returned to Recruit Training Command Great Lakes as a recruit division commander in 2005. It was during this tour that Jackson was selected as Chief Petty Officer and then later selected as a Senior Chief Petty Officer.
From 2008 to 2011, he was assigned to the guided missile frigate, USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) as the operations department leading chief petty officer. He next reported to Military Entrance Processing Station Cleveland, Ohio, where he served as the senior enlisted leader, and was selected as the command senior chief.
In May 2013, he was selected as a master chief petty officer, and in October, he accepted orders as the command master chief of the guided missile cruiser, USS Philippine Sea (CG 58).
Master Chief Jackson reported to Naval Hospital Jacksonville as the Command Master Chief in April 2017. On October 1, 2018, he was also named command master chief of the first Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command, when Naval Hospital Jacksonville became the first Navy facility to transition to the Defense Health Agency.
He reported as Command Master Chief of Transient Personnel Unit/Pre-trial Confinement Facility, Jacksonville in August 2020.
Master Chief Jackson earned his Associate of Arts degree from Columbia College and is certified as an enlisted surface warfare specialist. His professional military education includes, command leadership school, senior enlisted academy, and leading chief petty officer leadership.
Personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), and the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards) as well as various unit and campaign awards.