Deputy to the Garrison Commander

Keith M. Jackson serves as the Deputy to the Garrison Commander (DGC), U.S. Army Garrison Devens Reserve Forces Training Area (RFTA). As DGC, Mr. Jackson functions as the Garrison’s senior civilian executive for installation activities and is responsible for day-to-day operation and management of garrison personnel, base support programs and services, installation management operations, and the garrison implementation of installation policies on behalf of the Garrison Commander.  He leads a garrison staff of professionals that are responsible for enabling the Total Force to be READY NOW and shape tomorrow by providing outstanding support and first-class training capabilities to support the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Space Force, Joint and Inter-agency readiness. 

Mr. Jackson has more than 40 years of government service as a civil service employee and member of the Armed Forces. He retired from active duty in 2005 with 23 years and immediately began a career as a Civilian Army Professional with the Installation Management Command. He has held a variety of leadership and staff-level positions in the United States and overseas. Prior to his current position, he served as the Management Analyst in the Plans, Analysis, and Integration Office, Director Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security, Antiterrorism Officer, Chief of Range Operations, and Training Support Coordinator at Devens RFTA, Massachusetts.

Mr. Jackson’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (4th Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (7th Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Korean Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Champaign Medal, Armed Force Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (W/Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (W/Numeral 4), Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal, NATO Medal (2nd Award), Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,  Army Superior Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation.

Mr Jackson participated in expeditionary campaigns in Bosnia, Kosovo and in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. He was inducted into the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club in 1994 and received the Army Engineer de Flury Medal in 2007.