C. Kent Jackson
Colonel C. Kent Jackson was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in 1960. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company A, 1st Battle Group 184th Infantry, 49th Infantry Division, CaliforniaARNG, Sacramento, California. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Shop Platoon Leader, 388th Trans Co, 5th Army, Fort Riley, Kansas; Company Commander, 388th Trans Co, 5th Army, Fort Riley, Kansas; Rotary Wing Aviator (Scout/Gunships), Company B, 1st Avn Bn, 1st Inf Div, Fort Riley, Kansas and Vietnam; Aide-de-Camp, Hqs, 1st Inf Div, Vietnam; Ass’t Opns Officer, Hqs, 1st Bde, 1st Inf Div, Vietnam; Company Commander, HHC, 3rd Sqdn, 14th Armd Cav Regt, Germany; S-2/Border Operations Officer, Hqs, 3rd Sqdn, 14th Armd Cav Regt, Germany; S-3, Hqs, 3rd Sqdn, 14th Armd Cav Regt, Germany; Platoon Leader, 179th Assault Spt Helicopter Company, 52nd Cbt Avn Bn, Camp Hollaway, Vietnam; Operations Officer, Executive Officer, Company Commander, 179th Assault Spt Helicopter Company 52nd Cbt Avn Bn, Camp Hollaway, Vietnam; Instructor, Warrant Officer Career, USAAVNorth Carolina , Fort Rucker, Alabama; Senior Instructor, Warrant Officer Career Div (WOCaliforniaR), USAAVNorth Carolina , Fort Rucker, Alabama; Chief, General Military Subjects Div, WOCAR, USAAVNC, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Company Commander, 92nd Psyops Company, 12 Psyops Bn, 1st Psyops Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Executive Officer, 8th Psyops Bn, 4th Psyops Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; S-3, 2nd Bde, 9th Inf Div, Fort Lewis, Washington; Deputy Sub-Installation Commander, Yakima Firing Center, Yakima, Washington; Deputy for Plans, Training & Security, Yakima Firing Center, Yakima, Washington; Chief, Aircraft Systems Div, Chief, Operations Div, U.S. Army Safety Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Deputy for Installations, 2d Infantry Division, Korea; Deputy for Resources and Personnel Management, U.S. Army Depot System Command (DESCOM) Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; Ass’t Deputy for Operations, DESCOM, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Depot System Command, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. | Military schools attended include: Infantry Ofc’s OCS; Inf Ofc Basic; Inf Ofc Advance; OFC Fixed Wing Crs; OFC Rotary Wing Transition; CH-47 (Chinook) Transition; Command and General Staff College; Army Installation Management; Sr Officer Preventive Maintenance; Acquisition Officer Course; Aviation Safety Officer; Psychological Operations Officer. | His military awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Legion of Merit Oak Leaf Cluster; Distinguished Flying Cross w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster; Purple Heart w/ Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Service w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Medal (42); Army Commendation (Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Achievement; Good Conduct; National Defense Service; Vietnam Service (8 Campaigns); Humanitarian Service (1); Armed Service Reserve; North Carolina O Pro Development; Army Service; Overseas Service (1); Vietnam Cross of Gallantry; Vietnam Honor Medal 1st Class; Vietnam Campaign (60); CIB; EIB; Master Amy Aviator; Expert Marksmanship.