Gary Jackson ’57

June 1, 2016

Retired Col. Gary Jackson has been elected to the United States Army Officer Candidate School Alumni Association board of directors.

Jackson graduated from Infantry Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1956 and subsequently served in infantry, judge advocate general, military intelligence, and engineer and artillery units in the Texas Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserve in 1987.

He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from SMU in 1957 and went on to earn law degrees from Baylor University.

Since 1974, Jackson has practiced law in state and federal trial, appellate and bankruptcy courts in Texas and several other states.

The U.S. Officer Candidate School Alumni Association is composed of graduates of the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School, a program which commissioned its first officers in 1941. The Officer Candidate School program commissions men and women into all of the Army’s basic branches and is recognized for producing effective small unit leaders. Since September 11, 2001 two of its graduates have earned the Medal of Honor while hundreds more have been decorated for service in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.