About the Expert
Colonel Douglas D. Jackson, of the U.S. Air Force recently was Commander, of the 621st Contingency Response Wing (CRW), at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. This wing executes Air Mobility Command’s mission by advising, directing, and projecting air power anywhere and at anytime. In this capacity, Colonel Jackson oversaw three groups and eleven squadrons comprised of more than 1,400 Total Force Airman located and operating in geographically separated locations around the world. Colonel Jackson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and was commissioned via AFROTC. He completed Pilot Training at Vance Air Force Base and remained as an instructor pilot in the T-37. During his operational assignments flying the C-5 at Travis AFB and Dover AFB, he was an evaluator pilot, as well as a Chief Wing, Group, and Squadron Executive Officer. Colonel Jackson previously commanded the 436th Operations Support Center at Dover AFB and the 721st Air Mobility Operations Group at Ramstein AB, Germany. His staff assignments include service as Strategic Communication Fellow at the Air Force Headquarters and as a Joint Operations Officer at The Joint Staff at the Pentagon. Additionally Colonel Jackson served as Deputy Commander of the 603rd Air Operations at Ramstein Air Base.