Command Sergeant Major LeVares J. Jackson Sr. is from Lima, Ohio; and attended One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Knox, Kentucky on August 18, 1995.
His military and civilian education include all Non-Commissioned Officers Education System, culminating with the Class 66 of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy; Air Assault Course; Equal Opportunity Leader Course; Master Resilience Trainer; Drill Sergeant School; Technical Transportation Of Hazardous Materials Course; Stryker Certification Course; Master Driver Training Course; Capabilities Combat Development, How the Army Runs Course (Army Force Management School); and the Capabilities and Development Course. CSM Jackson also has an Associate in Science and Liberal Arts Degree from Excelsior College.
Command Sergeant Major Jackson has served as a Driver, Loader and Gunner on a M1A1D in Alpha Company, 4th Battalion, 64th Armor, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Gunner and Assistant Tank Commander in 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea; Gunner and Tank Commander in Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion 67th Armor, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Drill Sergeant and Senior Drill Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, 81st Armor, TRADOC, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Tank Platoon Sergeant, Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Observer Controller Trainer and Operations Noncommissioned Officer, Tarantula and Lizard Teams, Operation Group (NTC), Fort Irwin, California; Company First Sergeant, Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 69th Combined Arms Battalion, Fort Benning Georgia; First Sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarter Troop, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning Georgia; and Operations Sergeant Major, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, 2nd Squadron 1st United States Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado; Taskforce Southeast Command Sergeant Major, USFOR-A, Logar Afghanistan; Command Sergeant Major, 1ST Armor Brigade Combat Team, 1ST Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, and currently the United States Army Armor School Command Sergeant Major, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Georgia.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC & C Device), Army Achievement Medal (7 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (8 Notches), National Defense Service Medal (BZS), Iraq Campaign Medal (1 CS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (numeral 3), the Non-Article 5 NATO Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award, the Valorous Unit Award, the Army Superior Unit Award, Drill Sergeant Badge, Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Driver’s Badge with Wheel and Track. Command Sergeant Major Jackson is also a member of the Order of Saint George, Order of Saint Maurice and Order of Saint Barber.
He is married to the former Katina Bagley of Lima, Ohio; and has two sons; LeVares Jr. (24), and DeMarius (22); and one daughter, Kiana (18).