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CAPTAIN BERNARD L. JACKSON U.S. Navy (Retired)
Captain Jackson is a graduate of Savannah State University where he earned the Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. He is currently a General Associate with Strategic Insight.
From June 1979 to August 1982, Captain Jacksons first tour of duty was as Gunnery
Officer and Damage Control Assistance on board USS EL PASO (LKA 117). During his
tour, EL PASO completed an extensive overhaul and conducted a successful deployment to
the Indian Ocean.
In August of 1982 to April 1985, Captain Jackson was assigned to the Naval ROTC Unit,
Savannah State University, where in addition to performing duties as Recruiting
Officer/Sophomore Instructor he obtained a BS in Mathematics.
In November 1985, Captain Jackson reported to USS CONNOLE (FF-1056) as Engineer Officer. During his tour,
CONNOLE conducted a successful deployment to the Mediterranean and was awarded the Battle E.
In October 1987, Captain Jackson reported to USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS (CG-27) as Engineer Officer until
October 1989. During his tour, JOSEPHUS DANIELS completed a successful deployment to the Persian Gulf,
participated in OPERATION EARNEST WILL, won the Battle E and was the recipient of the Arleigh Burke
Award as the most improved surface combatant.
From October 1989 to November 1991, Captain Jackson served on the staff of Commander Cruiser Destroyer Group
Eight. During his tour, CCDG-8 participated in several complex operations, including Operation DESERT SHIELD
and DESERT STORM.
In March 1992, Captain Jackson reported to USS TICONDEROGA (CG-47) as Executive Officer. During his tour,
TICONDEROGA participated in several fleet exercises and completed the first major AEGIS overhaul.
In November 1993, Captain Jackson attended the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, where he earned a
Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. Subsequently, in January 1995 he reported for duty as
action officer, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5), the Joint Staff, Washington D.C.
From August 1997 to November 1999, Captain Jackson served as Commanding Officer USS McFAUL (DDG-74).
Following commissioning in April 1998, USS McFAUL successfully completed Combat Systems Ship
Qualification Trials, accelerated deployment work-ups and deployed to the Mediterranean in Sept 1999 with the
John F Kennedy Battle Group as the flag ship for CTF-60. The McFAUL was awarded the CINCLANTFLT Retention Excellence Award for 1999.
In December 1999, Captain Jackson reported to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (N1) as the Director
PERS-6 Washington Liaison Office and subsequently as Executive Secretary to the Navy Human Resources Board
of Directors (NHRBOD).
From September 2001 to September 2003, Captain Jackson served as Commander, Destroyer Squadron
FOURTEEN. As Commodore for eight modern warships he developed innovative training techniques which
ensured all ships deployed fully combat ready.
From October 2003 to July 2004, Captain Jackson served as a Fellow to the CNOs Strategic Studies Group. From
August 2004 to October 2006 he served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (N1) as Deputy Director Military Plans and Policy OPNAV N13.
Captain Jackson served as elected President of the National Naval Officers Association, Inc from July 2006 July
2010. He is the proud parent of Cassandra and Anthony Jackson.