Major General Donald E. (Ed) Jackson, Jr. assumed responsibility as the Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, United States Army Corps of Engineers on August 12, 2015.
Major General Jackson received his commission as an Engineer officer from Clemson University 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 US 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 US Army War College, Sapper Leader Course, and Airborne, Air Assault, and Ranger School. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Major General Jackson’s command assignments include Commanding General (Forward), US Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division, Kabul, Afghanistan, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM; Commanding General US Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division, Atlanta, Georgia; Commander and District Engineer of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District; and Commander, 54th Engineer Battalion (Mechanized), OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.
His staff assignments include 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 US Army Europe; and Current Operations Officer, Engineer Operations Division, Combined Forces Command, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, the Army Achievement Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Army Superior Unit Award, 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.