Glen Jackson, USN
USFF Afloat NWTI
Chief Inspector, N01NW,
U.S. Fleet Forces Command
|Commander Jackson, a native of Georgetown, SC, enlisted in the US Navy in July 1981 and completed Basic Training in Orlando, FL in October 1981. He attended Basic Enlisted Submarine School in Groton, CT where he graduated with distinction and was academically advanced to Seaman.|
He then reported to USS JAMES MADISON (SSBN 627 Gold). From 1981 to 1984, he served as a Food Service Attendant for ninety days, performed excellently as Deck Leading Seaman and Deck Division Leading Petty Officer, completing DASO and three strategic deterrent patrols. He earned his initial qualifications in Submarines and joined the Fire Control Technician (GUNS) division as a striker. After realizing FTG2 (SS), he transferred to NAVSUBSCOL to attend MK 117 Fire Control System Pipeline.
After graduating from MK 117 Fire Control pipeline in 1985, he reported to PCU PITTSBURGH (SSN 720) for new construction, shakedown, OPEVAL/ TECHEVAL of the first submarine VLS System and a North Atlantic deployment. Was selected as Sailor of the Year and served until 1988, when he then returned to NAVSUBSCOL for CCS MK 1 and Digital Combat Systems Common Core pipelines.
After completing these advanced fire control system schools, he reported to Submarine Training Facility, Charleston from November 1988 to May 1992 as Tactics Instructor, Tomahawk Employment Instructor and CCS MK 1 Employment Instructor. While there he was selected to the fraternity of “Chief Petty Officers” and qualified as a Master Training Specialist (MTS).
In June 1992 he reported to PCU HAMPTON for new construction, shakedown operations and commissioning. While assigned he served as the Fire Control Division Leading Chief, Combat Systems Department LCPO, spearheaded PCU HAMPTON’s Commissioning Ceremonial Events and was commissioned as a Submarine Ordnance Limited Duty Officer (6262) in June 1994.
CDR Jackson’s first commissioned assignment upon completion of Mustang University in Pensacola, FL, was USS ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG-49). While onboard he served in the primary capacity as the Electronics Readiness Officer (ERO) and Systems Test Officer (STO) from August 1994 to December 1996, completing a Mediterranean Deployment, a Change of Homeport and a major CNO availability.
His second commissioned tour was on the staff of CTF 144/CTF 82 from 1997 to 1999 as a Nuclear Weapons Security and PRP Inspector. He then reported to Staff of Commander Submarine Forces, Atlantic as Assistant Force Protection Officer from Sep 1999 to Sep 2001 where he also earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Norfolk State University and Master of Public Administration in Management of Information Systems from Troy University.
CDR Jackson then served as Combat Systems Officer aboard USS SCRANTON (SSN 756) from September 2001 to June 2003. He deployed to the Mediterranean in response to the Sep 11 attacks and conducted a major CNO Depot Modernization Period. He then served as Squadron Weapons Officer for Commander Submarine Squadron Eight from July 2003 to August 2005.
His next assignments were as Antiterrorism Force Protection Policy Officer, FLAG Special Assistant to Commander, U.S. Naval Submarine Forces from August 2005 to January 2008; TRIDENT Refit Facility, Kings Bay, GA as Weapons Repair Officer from May 2008 to Oct 2009; USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) as Weapons Officer (GUNBOSS) from October 2009 to Dec 2011 completing a Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) as Habitability Coordinator and deployed to 7th and 5th Fleets in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn; and now serves at USFF Command as Chief Nuclear Weapons Inspector.
CDR Jackson’s personal awards include Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (5 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (4 awards), Good Conduct Medal (4 awards), Humanitarian Service Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal, and numerous other unit and personal ribbons and medals.