|CDR Brent S. Jackson
A native of Grand Haven, Michigan, Commander Jackson graduated from Kalamazoo College in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
Afloat, Commander Jackson completed his first division officer tour aboard USS RUSSELL (DDG 59) as the Strike Officer. His second division officer tour was on USS FORD (FFG 54) serving as the Navigator and NCVBSS Boarding Officer. He completed his department head tours as Operations Officer aboard USS STERETT (DDG 104) and USS CHOSIN (CG 65). Following his second department head tour, he served as the Flag Secretary for Commander, Carrier Strike Group ONE. His most recent sea tour was as Executive Officer of USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53).
Ashore, Commander Jackson served as the Cruise Missile Division Officer (N816) at Afloat Training Group San Diego, serving as the certifying CMTQ Officer for ATGPAC. He executed an Individual Augment while deployed to USCENTCOM FWD in Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, in support of Operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM. From 2014-2015, he served as the Executive Assistant to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. FIFTH Fleet. His last shore tour was as Maritime Operations Center deputy director at U.S. 3rd Fleet.