Born and reared in Ohio, Mark Jackson attended Ohio University on a 4-year Army ROTC scholarship. Jackson served with the 2nd ACR in Germany and the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, NC.
After the military, Jackson served in several professional positions with public sector corporations. Additionally, he is a leadership trainer and consultant primarily for the U.S. Government and Department of Defense. Jackson’s 100+ training seminars unite historical case studies with textbook leadership methods and strategies.
In 2009, Jackson returned to the U.S. Army and served a tour of duty as a Combat Advisor Team Chief in Afghanistan. He earned the Bronze Star and the Combat Action Badge.
Jackson holds a Master’s Degree of Arts in Leadership Development from Gonzaga University and is a member of Mensa. He had articles printed in The Washington Post, Reader’s Digest and numerous other media outlets, as well as being featured on ABC and Fox News. He is the author of one book, Touched by Fire.