John E. Jackson, Professor
Program Manager, CNO Professional Reading Program
College of Distance Education | NSA
John E. Jackson is a professor in the Naval War College’s College of Distance Education. He teaches in the area of Theater Security Decision Making, and manages the Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program. Since November 2009 he has taught a highly-regarded elective course entitled “Unmanned Systems and Conflict in the 21st Century”.
Retiring as a Navy Captain in 1998 after 27 years of service in the field of logistical support, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Communications from the University of New Mexico, a Master’s degree in Education from Providence College, and a Master’s degree in Management from Salve Regina University. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Salve Regina University. He is also a graduate of the Management Development Program at Harvard University.
In March 2010, he was called to testify before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on National Security regarding his experiences while teaching his unmanned systems course.
He is a member of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI); the European-based UVS International; and the Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER).
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