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Battalion Commander


Battalion Commander

Lieutenant Colonel Kevin L. Jackson

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Kevin L. Jackson graduated from Concordia College and received his commission from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota in May 1997.  In his initial troop assignment, LTC Jackson served as the Company Fire Support Officer in Delta Company 2nd Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, Friedberg, Germany. He also served as the Platoon Leader for Charlie Battery, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, Giessen, Germany where he deployed to Kosovo and Macedonia. He continued to serve in leadership positions until he departed for the Infantry Officers Advanced Course in December 2000. 

Upon leaving Germany, he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  During his tenure, LTC Jackson served as the Battalion Fire Direction Officer, 2-502nd Battalion FSO, HHB and Bravo Battery Commander and Battalion Operations Officer in 1-320th Field Artillery Regiment. He deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom twice during his tenure at Fort Campbell. In February 2007 he attended the Command General Staff College (CGSC) and continued on to Fort Lewis, Washington after graduating from CGSC.  LTC Jackson served in a myrid of staff positions enroute to battalion command, including Battalion Operations Officer and Battalion Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment. He deployed to OIF for the third time while serving as the Brigade S-3 for 17th Fires Brigade, Fort Lewis, Washington. Upon redeployment he was assigned to Fort Knox, Kentucky.

During his assignment at Fort Knox, Kentucky he initially served as a Strategic Initiatives  Officer in the Officer Personnel Management Strategic Initiatives Group (SIG).  He then transitioned to the Field Artillery Branch where he served as the Lieutenant Colonels Assignment Officer and after 15 months he transitioned to the position of Chief, Operations, Plans and Distribution Branch, OPMD.

 

LTC Jackson is a graduate of numerous military schools and holds a Master of Science in Leadership and Management from Webster University.  His awards include the Bronze Star Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, and NATO Medal. Additionally, he has earned the Combat Action Badge and the Air Assault Badge.