Posted On : 1st September 2022
Ken is joined by Sgt. Major Jackson, a man who has played a large role in Ken’s life since the time he asked him one of the most important questions he ever received.
In this episode he discusses what it means to be a leader of men, a man of service, hard work and how it pays off, being positive and patient, experiences of racism and adapting to civilian life. “If you truly want to help others you need to keep learning…”
SGM Corey B. Jackson SGM Corey B. Jackson’s military career totals more than 24 years. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in October 1986 in Kansas City, MO. He served 8 years at which time he was honorably discharged. After discharge, he attended college and worked in the civilian sector.
SGM Jackson enlisted in the Army National Guard in March 1999 serving there a total of 16 years, retiring from active service in July 2015. SGM Jackson’ duty assignments throughout his career include, Rifleman, Rifle Team Leader, Supply Sergeant, Recruiting and Retention NCO, Instructor/Writer, Small Group Leader, Instructor Team Chief, Mentor/Trainer Team NCOIC, First Sergeant, Deputy Commandant, Branch Sergeant Major and Command Reserve Component Sergeant Major. SGM Jackson’s career includes 5 deployments. 4 with the Marine Corps and 1 with the Army.
These deployments include two combat deployments, in support of Operations Desert Shield/Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom. SGM Jacksons’ professional development includes the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, the First Sergeants Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Basic NCO Course, Marine Corps Basic NCO Course, Staff and Faculty Development Course, Small Group Instructor Training Course, Basic Recruiter Course, Reserve Component Transition NCO Course, ARNG Battalion Career Counselor Course, Liaison/IADT Managers Course, 79T Conversion Course and Combat Engineer Course.
SGM Jackson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Post University. SGM Jackson’s personal decorations include, the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon.