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MG Mark C. Jackson

Deputy Commanding General (Operations)

SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE ROTC

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
Parkland College - AS - Business Administration
Illinois State University - BS - Finance
Governor's State University - MBA - Finance
United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Infantry Officer Basic Course
Infantry Officer Advanced Course
Combined Arms and Services Staff School (CAS3)
United States Army Command and General Staff College
United States Army War College
Harvard University, General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar
Army Strategic Education Program - Basic (ASEP-B)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S) None Recorded

PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT 9 May 87
1LT 27 May 90
CPT 28 May 92
MAJ 8 Jul 98
LTC 23 Dec 03
COL 7 Jan 09
BG 4 Apr 17
MG 1 Apr 21

FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
Apr 21 Present Deputy Commanding General - Operations, Army National Guard, First United States Army
Mar 20 Mar 21 Director of the Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Springfield, Illinois: Dual-hatted, July 2020 – March 2021, Deputy
Commander and Army Reserve Component Integration Advisor, United States Army Southern European Task Force, United
States Army Africa, Vicenza, AE
Mar 17 Feb 20 Assistant Adjutant General, Springfield, Illinois
Oct 14 Mar 17 Director of Domestic Operations (J3), Illinois Army National Guard, Springfield, Illinois
Nov 12 Oct 14 Commander, 33d Brigade Combat Team, Urbana, Illinois
Jan 09 Nov 12 Commander, 65th Troop Command, Springfield, Illinois
Sep 06 Dec 08 Branch Chief - Evaluation Branch, Joint Force Headquarters, Springfield, Illinois
Aug 03 Sep 06 Commander, 2d Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Urbana, Illinois and Iraq
May 02 Jul 03 Executive Officer, 2d Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Urbana, Illinois
Jan 02 Jul 02 Force Protection Liaison Officer, HHC, 66th Brigade, 35th Infantry Division, Germany
Apr 01 Dec 01 S3, 2d Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Urbana, Illinois
Mar 01 Apr 01 Security Force Commander, Company A, 2d Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Mattoon, Illinois
Sep 00 Feb 01 Commander, Security Forces (SECFOR), Company A, 2d Battalion 130th Infantry Regiment, Kuwait
Aug 00 Sep 00 Security Force Commander, Company A, 2d Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Mattoon, Illinois
Oct 99 Jul 00 S3, 2d Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Urbana, Illinois
Apr 98 Sep 99 S1, 66th Brigade, Urbana, Illinois
Oct 96 Apr 98 S3, 2d Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Urbana, Illinois
Jan 96 Sep 96 S3 Air, 2d Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Urbana, Illinois
Jun 95 Jan 96 S1, 2d Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Urbana, Illinois
Sep 93 May 95 Commander, Company D, 2d Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Mount Vernon, Illinois
May 92 Aug 93 Commander, Combat Support Company, 2d Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Urbana, Illinois
Jan 90 Apr 92 Executive Officer, Combat Support Company, 2d Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Urbana, Illinois
Feb 89 Dec 89 Platoon Leader, Combat Support Company, 2d Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Urbana, Illinois

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Director of the Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Springfield, Illinois: Dual-hatted, July
2020 – March 2021, Deputy Commander and Army Reserve Component Integration
Advisor, United States Army Southern European Task Force, United States Army Africa,
Vicenza, AE
Mar 20 - Mar 21 Brigadier General

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Commander, 2d Battalion 130th Infantry Regiment, Iraq May 05 - Apr 06 Lieutenant Colonel
Force Protection Liaison Officer, HHC, 66th Brigade, 35th Infantry Division, Germany Jan 02 - Jul 02 Major
Commander, Security Forces (SECFOR), Company A, 2d Battalion 130th Infantry
Regiment, Kuwait
Sep 00 - Feb 01 Major

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Legion of Merit ( with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Achievement Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 2 Silver Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Iraqi Campaign Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass, "M" Device, and Numeral 3)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 5)
Illinois Lincoln Medal of Freedom (with Numeral 2)
Illinois Long and Honorable Service Medal (with 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon (with Numeral 18)
Illinois State Active Duty Ribbon (with Numeral 3)
Combat Infantryman Badge
Parachutist Badge

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION
Retired, Illinois State Police. Retired in June 2015 after serving as a State Trooper for 25 years. From 1993 to 2010 as a Motorcycle Patrol Officer and
Instructor and from 2010 to 2015 as a Commercial Vehicle and Hazardous Materials Enforcement Officer.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
National Infantry Association - Life Member
National Guard Association of Illinois - Life Member
National Guard Association of the United States - Life Member
Military Officer Association of America – Member
U.S. Army War College Alumni Association - Life Member
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1493 - Life Member
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 41 - Member
Order of Saint Maurice - Centurion
Illinois State University Alumni - Member
Governors State University Alumni - Member

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2016, Army ROTC National Hall of Fame
2013, Recipient of the Draper Armor Leadership Award, The Maneuver Center for Excellence
2010, Hall of Fame, Illinois State University College of Applied Science and Technology
1998, Outstanding Guardsman of the Year
1998, Illinois Law Enforcement Medal of Honor
1998, Illinois State Police Department Award for Honor
1995, Outstanding Guardsman of the Year
As of: 1 Nov 21
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