Gary Jackson

Asst. Dir. of Admissions

Lieutenant Colonel Gary N. Jackson, USA (Ret), is currently serving as Senior Assistant Director for Undergraduate Admissions for the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.

Lieutenant Colonel Jackson was born June 12, 1956 in Richmond, VA, and was raised there through graduation from Manchester High School in 1974. He attended Virginia Tech, and was a member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, the Regimental Band, the Military Honorary Society of Scabbard and Blade, and the Baptist Student Union. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in June 1978.

His professional military education includes the U. S. Army Engineer Officer Basic Course, 1979, the U. S. Army Engineer Officer Advanced Course, 1986, U. S. Army Command and Staff Service School, 1990, and the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College, 1994.

LTC Jackson earned his commission as second lieutenant following graduation from Virginia Tech in 1978. Following initial officer basic training, he went on to several assignments in Combat Engineering, Recruiting, ROTC, and Facility Engineering. LTC Jackson served in specific units such as the 548th Engineer Battalion, 63rd Engineer Company, and 20th Engineer Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Other units of assignment were the Richmond Recruiting Battalion, 972nd Engineer Battalion, Virginia Tech Army ROTC, 81st Regional Support Command, and the U. S. Army Reserve Command.

LTC Jackson retired after twenty two years of service, June of 2000, and resides in Blacksburg, VA with his wife and two daughters, Sarah and Rachel.

LTC Jackson has served the Office of Undergraduate Admissions since August, 2000.

His significant military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Reserve Forces Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.