The Competitors – Staff Sgt. Kathryn Jackson

Staff Sgt. Kathryn Jackson, 9th Battalion, ARCD, Army Reserve Career Counselor of the Year

Staff Sgt. Kathryn Jackson, 9th Battalion, ARCD, Army Reserve Career Counselor of the Year

Staff Sgt. Kathryn L. Jackson is a full-time student at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, with a double major in Modem Language and Cultural Anthropology. She is currently on the President’s Honor Roll with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 and has been inducted into an International Honors Society of Foreign Languages for excellence in the German Language program.

In 2007, she was transferred from the IRR into a 79V position supporting a large battalion unit along with six other units. Today, she is assigned as Retention and Transition NCO with 9th Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division, St. Peters, Missouri.

She entered the Regular Army in March 2002. Assigned to the 743rd Military Intelligence Battalion in Aurora, Colorado, she worked as Training Noncommissioned Officer at the ranks of Private First Class and Specialist then as an Intelligence Analyst. During this time, she held the position of Vice President for the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program and regularly volunteered for unit fundraising. Staff Sergeant Jackson also worked as an Intelligence Collections Analyst and Section Sergeant with the 1st Military Intelligence Battalion in Wiesbaden, Germany where she simultaneously served as Liaison for the Battalion Family Readiness Group.

In addition to her responsibilities as a full-time student and Army Reserve Soldier, Staff Sgt. Jackson is President of Washburn University German Club and an Independent Consultant with the cosmetics company of MaryKay Inc. She recently completed two years of service with a military stress trauma program assisting wounded veterans in relearning social skills, and continues to volunteer helping veterans and their families whenever possible.

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Staff Sergeant Kathryn Jackson. 9th Battalion – Born: Ojai, CA. – 8.5 years of service

SSG Jackson walks in search of points during Urban Orienteering , Sept 13, 2010

4 Responses to “The Competitors – Staff Sgt. Kathryn Jackson”

  1. Josef Says:

    wow, Ich bin estaunt….ein richtiger Soldat, aber ich gewann Klettern 🙂 . Lg. aus Kärnten

  2. Valarie Ellis Says:

    It’s great to see an extended family member doing so well! Congratulations and the best of luck!

  3. Jackson family Says:

    Go Katy, Go!!!!!!! We’re rooting for you!

  4. SFC Harr Says:

    Good Luck!!


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