Dr. Jackson’s previous roles at Lockheed Martin include vice president for Navigation Systems and program manager for Global Positioning System (GPS) III at Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems business. In this role, he was responsible for GPS III development and production, on-orbit operations and sustainment support for the GPS IIR and IIR-M constellation, and capture of future Navigation Systems business. He also served as program manager for Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Space Vehicle 2 (GEO-2).
Before joining Lockheed Martin, Dr. Jackson was a NASA research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), conducting Space Shuttle flight experiments in the field of human adaptation to the space environment. He graduated from MIT with bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics, and he is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Dr. Jackson is a member of Sigma Xi and the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics.