Major General Donald E. Jackson assumed responsibility as Deputy The Inspector General of the United States Army Inspector General Agency on April 2, 2018.
MG Jackson is a Distinguished Military Graduate of Clemson University, receiving his commission as an Engineer officer in 1986. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Science and Management from Clemson University, a Master of Business Administration from Webster University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Services and Staff School, Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army War College, Sapper Leader Course, and Airborne, Air Assault, and Ranger Schools. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
MG Jackson's command assignments include Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Deputy Commanding General for Military and International Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Commanding General (Forward), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division, Kabul, Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom; Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division, Atlanta, Georgia; Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District; and Commander, 54th Engineer Battalion (Mechanized), Operation Iraqi Freedom.
His staff assignments include Deputy Chief of Staff, Engineer, ISAF Joint Command and Director, Joint Engineering Directorate, United States Forces-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom; Chief of Staff, Eighth Army, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Chief, Program Integration Branch, Office of the Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army Staff, Pentagon; Chief of Plans and Exercises Branch, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Engineer, Headquarters, 7th Army and U.S. Army Europe; and Current Operations Officer, Engineer Operations Division, Combined Forces Command, Seoul, Republic of Korea; S3/XO, 4th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO; Engineer Branch Assignments Officer, PERSCOM, Alexandria, VA; Commander, B Company, 5th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and Platoon Leader/XO/Assistant Brigade Engineer, 41st Engineer Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY.
His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal for Valor, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Superior Unit Award (Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), the Silver Order of the de Fleury Medal, the German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge-Gold, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, Ranger Tab, Sapper Tab, and the Combat Action Badge.
He is married to Lynne, and they have three children.