LTC G. Torrie Jackson, Jr. Commander, 5th LOGCAP Support Battalion

November 19th, 2018 by alumnirelations

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) George Torrie Jackson, Jr. is a native of Jackson, MS. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Master’s degree in Education Administration, both from Jackson State University.   LTC Jackson is a 30-year member of the U.S. Army Reserve / Mississippi Army National Guard and veteran of Operation Iraq Freedom. He began his military career as a Petroleum Laboratory Specialist (E-3) (894th Quartermaster Company, Jackson, MS – 1988-1992), then as a Finance Specialist (E-4) (210th Finance Battalion, Jackson, MS – 1992-1996).  LTC Jackson was commissioned through the Mississippi Military Academy (Class 38), Camp Shelby, MS in 1996.  As a commissioned officer, LTC Jackson has held many duty assignments to include positions as a Subsistence Officer, (114th Area Support Group, Hattiesburg, MS – 1996 – 1997), Platoon Leader (3656th Maintenance Company, Camp Shelby, MS – 1997 -1998), Detachment Commander (3656th Maintenance Company, DET 1, Waynesboro, MS – 1998 – 2000), Maintenance Control Officer / Executive Officer (3656th Maintenance Company, Camp Shelby, MS – 2000 -2001), Detachment Commander / Executive Officer (3656th Maintenance Company, DET 2, Gloster, MS – 2001 -2002), S-1 Personnel Officer (298th Maintenance Battalion, Philadelphia, MS – 2002 -2003), Service and Support Officer (114th Area Support Group, Hattiesburg, MS – 2003 – 2006).  During Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004) LTC Jackson served as the C4 Sustainment Battle Captain and Coalition Acquisition Review Board (CARB and Super CARB) secretary.  His next successive assignments included Company Commander (1/185th Aviation Battalion, E Company, Jackson, MS – 2006 – 2008), S-3 Operations Officer (8/108th Transportation Battalion, Jackson, MS – 2008 – 2012), Executive Officer (8/108th Transportation Battalion, Jackson, MS – 2012 – 2014), Materiel Readiness Branch Chief (377th Theater Sustainment Command, Belle Chasse, LA – 2014 – 2016). 

LTC Jackson currently serves as the Battalion Commander of the 5th Logistic Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) Support Battalion, located in Sheffield, AL. 

LTC Jackson’s awards and commendations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, NATO Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Overseas Service Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Mississippi Emergency Service Medal and the Mississippi Longevity Medal.  

In his civilian capacity, LTC Jackson serves as a school administrator for the Holmes County School District Central High School, located in Lexington, MS, and holds the rank of Lieutenant with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office-Reserve Division in Jackson, MS. LTC Jackson, his wife Dr. Debra Mays-Jackson, and two sons Cameron and Kendall currently live in Terry, MS.

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