Major Kenneth M. Jackson, a native of Cheraw, SC, enlisted in the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program in August of 2001 and shipped to recruit training in July of 2002 where he graduated as the Platoon Honor Graduate.
Following recruit training, Major Jackson went on to serve as an active duty administrator with MAG-13, Yuma, AZ and MISSO-02, Camp Lejeune, NC where he deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 and
2008. While enlisted, he promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant before being commissioned through the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Program in May 2011.
Upon commissioning, he reported to The Basic School (TBS), Quantico, VA in July of 2011 to attend the Basic Officer Course. After completing TBS, he was designated as a Field Artillery Officer and reported to Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Fort Sill, OK in February of 2012 where he graduated with distinction later that summer.
As a company grade officer, his operational assignments were as a Forward Observer, Fire Direction Officer (Battery and Battalion), Battery Executive Officer and Battalion S-3A with 3d Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 29 Palms, CA and 3d Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, Okinawa Japan (UDP) from 2012-2015; Assistant Fire Support
Coordinator, 1st Marine Regiment and Battery Commander, Fire Support Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, CA from 2019-2020.
His supporting establishment tours include assignments as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer, Recruiting Station Phoenix, 8th Marine Corps District, Western Recruiting Region from 2015-2019, and Company Grade Combat Arms Monitor, Manpower Management Officer Assignments, Manpower & Reserve Affairs from 2020- 2022.
Major Jackson assumed command of Recruiting Station Richmond, VA on 1 July 2022.
His professional military education includes: TBS Basic Officer Course, Field Artillery Officer’s Basic Course (General’s Honor Roll), Field Artillery Captains Career Course, Weapons & Tactics Instructor (WTI) – Air Assault and Fires Integration Course, and Marine Corps Command & Staff College (Blended Seminar Program).
His personal awards include three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.
Major Jackson earned a B.S.B.A. in Finance (Magna Cum Laude) from The University of Arizona and a Masters of Business Administration (with Honors) from Washington State University.