Michael D. Jackson
Colonel Michael D. Jackson was commissioned a Signal Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 1-66 on 28 May 1966. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 138th Signal Battalion, 38th Infantry Division, Indiana National Guard. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Executive Officer and Commander, Company A, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor, Fort Hood, Texas; Executive Officer, Troop C, 4th Cavalry, Republic of Vietnam; Commander, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, Republic of Vietnam; Instructor, M551 Gunnery, Weapons Department, Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Adjutant and Maintenance Officer, 1st Squadron, 11th Armor Cavalry Regiment, United States Army, Europe; Commander, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 11th Armor Cavalry Regiment, United States Army, Europe; Training Officer, XM1 (ABRAMississippi) Program Office, Warren, Michigan; Executive Officer, 2d Battalion, 67th Armor, 2d Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Executive Officer, 2d Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; ABRAM’S Fielding Team Chief, Fort Hood, Texas; Commander, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army, Europe; and Chief, M1A1 (ABRAMS) Fielding Team, Fort Hood, Texas; and Assistant Program Executive Officer, Intergrated Logistics Heavy Force Modernization, Warren, Michigan. | Colonel Jackson is a graduate of the Armor Officer Advance Course, Command and General Staff College, and Industrial College of the Armed Forces.| His awards include: Silver Star, Bronze Star w/ V device, Purple Heart w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Valorous Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Vietnam Campaign Medal.