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Commanding Officer, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Colonel Carlos T. Jackson

Colonel Jackson enlisted into the Marine Corps Reserve in 1992.  He graduated from Tuskegee University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and received his commission via the Platoon Leader’s Class program in December of 1996. 

Colonel Jackson’s assignments in the operating forces include: Assault Amphibian Vehicle Officer, Platoon Commander, Company Executive Officer, Company Commander, Battalion Operations Officer, Battalion Executive Officer for 3d Assault Amphibious Battalion, and Commanding Officer for Combat Assault Battalion. 

Other assignments include:  Academic Leadership Officer, Platoon Commander, Company Executive Officer, and the Battalion Logistics Officer for Officer Candidate School; Nuclear Strike Advisor and Assistant Deputy Director for Operations on Operations Team 2 while assigned to the J-3, Joint Staff in the National Military Command Center, Washington, D.C., and the Executive Officer at Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA.

Operations include: Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Company Commander; Operation Enduring Freedom as a Combat Advisor; Regimental Combat Team-7 as the Future Operation Officer in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Colonel Jackson is a graduate of The Basic School, Amphibious Warfare School, Expeditionary Warfare School, Joint Forces Staff College, and the National War College in Washington D.C.

Colonel Jackson most previous assignment was as the MAGTF Integrator / Navy Liaison Officer for Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps.

Colonel Jackson’s personal decorations include the Bronze Star with Combat Distinguishing Device, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three Gold Stars, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars, Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device and one Gold Star, and the Combat Action Ribbon with Gold Star.