Gary W. Jackson
Colonel Gary W. Jackson was commissioned an Armor Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 3-63 on 12 August 1963. His first duty assignment was as Mortar Platoon Leader, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 245 Armor, 45th Infantry Division, Altus, Oklahoma. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Support Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Liaison Officer, and S3 Air, HQ Company, 1st Battalion, 245th Armor, Altus, Oklahoma; S2 and S3, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, Field Artillery (Target Acquisition), Altus, Oklahoma; Press and Television Officer, 145th Public Information Detachment, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Staff Personnel Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Division, Oklahoma Army National Guard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Battalion Executive Officer, and S-1, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 171st Field Artillery (Target Acquisition), Altus, Oklahoma; S-1, and Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 45th Field Artillery Group, Enid, Oklahoma; S-3, 45th Troop Command, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Battalion Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 120th Support and Service Battalion, Ada, Oklahoma; Recruiting and Retention Officer, Headquarters State Area Command, Oklahoma City. Oklahoma; and Chief, Training Division, Headquarters State Area Command, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Assistant Chief of Staff, Personnel/Administration, Headquarters State Area Command, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. | Colonel Jackson is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic Course, Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Field Artillery Officer Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, Quartermaster Corps Branch Qualification, Army National Guard Education Operations and Training Course, DANTES Test Control Course, and the Evaluating Internal Controls Course. | His military awards include: Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Oklahoma Distinguished Service Medal, Oklahoma Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Oklahoma Commendation Medal, Oklahoma Guardsman Medal, Oklahoma Exceptional Service Medal, Oklahoma National Guard Recruiting Medal, Oklahoma National Guard Long Service Ribbon, Army National Guard Recruiter Badge, and Oklahoma General Staff Identification Badge.