Colonel Robert (Rob) E. Jackson, Jr. is the Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations and Communications, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale AFB, LA. He assists the director with providing policy, guidance and advocates for resources on behalf of the command’s nuclear, conventional and cyber forces. The command is responsible for organizing, training, equipping and maintaining combat-ready forces that provide strategic deterrence, global strike, cyber operations, combat support, information technology, infrastructure, and knowledge operations to U.S. Strategic Command and other geographic combatant commands.

Colonel Jackson is a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Arkansas and entered active duty in 1992. He served in a number of nuclear operations positions while on active duty and transitioned to the Air Force Reserve in 2001.
Colonel Jackson has held a variety of assignments including health services administrator, executive officer, Operational Test and Evaluation squadron commander, space acquisition officer, and nuclear
operations staff assignments at a Numbered Air Force and Headquarters Air Force.

In his civilian occupation, Colonel Jackson is a senior operational test and evaluation engineer for a U.S. defense contractor.

1991 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 1992 Undergraduate Missile Training, Vandenberg AFB, CA
2002 Master of Business Administration, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 2004 Health Services Administration Course, Sheppard AFB, TX
2005 Squadron Officer School (Correspondence), Maxwell AFB, AL
2007 Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence), Maxwell AFB, AL 2012 Space Professional Development 200, Colorado Springs, CO
2012 Space Professional Development 300, Peterson AFB, CO 2013 Air War College (Correspondence), Maxwell AFB, AL
2015 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA
2017 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Washington DC

1. May 1992 - July 1996, Missile Combat Crew Deputy Commander, Missile Combat Crew Commander, and Assistant Flight Commander/Instructor, 446th Missile Squadron, Grand Forks Air Force Base, ND
2. July 1996 - April 1998, Officer Code Controller, 321st Operations Support Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, ND
3. February 2001 - September 2005, Health Services Administrator and Unit Deployment Manager, 934th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Minneapolis-St Paul IAP ARS, MN
4. September 2005 - August 2011, Deputy Flight Commander and Flight Commander, 14th Test Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
5. August 2011 – April 2013, Executive Officer, 310th Operations Group, Schriever, AFB, CO
6. April 2013 – June 2017, Commander, 14th Test Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
7. June 2017 – October 2018, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Director, Space Superiority Systems Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, CA
8. October 2018 – December 2021, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Director of Operations and Communications, 20th Air Force, F. E. Warren AFB, WY
9. December 2021 – December 2022, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Chief, Nuclear Force Development Division, Strategic Deterrence & Nuclear Integration, Headquarters Air Force, Washington, DC
10. December 2022 – Present, Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations and Communications, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale AFB, LA

Master Missile Operations Badge Command Space Operations Badge
Space Professional Development Level 3 Certification System: Minuteman III

Legion of Merit
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal

Second Lieutenant December 29, 1991 First Lieutenant December 29,1993 Captain December 29, 1995
Major July 1, 2006
Lieutenant Colonel August 10, 2012
Colonel July 1, 2017

(Current as of December 2022)