JACKSON, Dempster McKee, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
Service Years
1952 - 1983
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Contact Info
Home Town
San Diego, California
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Apr 03, 2001
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

 Military Association Memberships
Sons of the American RevolutionSurface Navy AssociationUSS King (DLG-10/DDG-41) Association
  1950, Sons of the American Revolution - Assoc. Page
  1980, Surface Navy Association
  1985, USS King (DLG-10/DDG-41) Association

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Rear Admiral, then Commander JACKSON, was Executive Officer and Navigator of the USS MADDOX (DD-737), Commander JACKSON was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat “V” when North Vietnamese motor-torpedo boats attacked that American destroyer in the Gulf of Tonkin on 2 and 4 August 1964.  He assumed command of the CHARLES BERRY (DE-1035) in February 1965 serving in that post for two years. For his service he was awarded his second Navy Commendation Medal. From March 1967 to March 1968, Commander JACKSON served as Operations Officer of the Naval Support Activity in Danang, Republic of Vietnam. For his timely action during the critical 1968 Tet Offensive, he was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat “V”.

Other Comments:
After retiring from the Navy, Admiral Jackson did consulting work on undersea warfare projects and received an award from the National Defense Industrial Association. He also held the post of executive vice president of the Naval Undersea Museum at Keyport, Washington. He was a life member of the Surface Navy Association and the Sons of the American Revolution and was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants. His hobbies included restoring classic cars, and he was a member of the Model A Restorers Club.

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Surface Warfare Officer Badge
Command at Sea

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)USS DeHaven (DD-727)USS Helena (CA-75)<B>US Army (USA)</b>
Bureau of OrdnanceUSS Sumner County (LST-1148)Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)USS Maddox (DD-731)
USS Charles Berry (DE-1035)Headquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam, NSA Danang, VietnamAnti-Submarine Warfare Operations Center (ASWOC)USS King (DLG-10)
Program Executive Office Space Systems (PEO Space Systems)Naval Meteorology & Oceanography Command (NMOC)US NavyNAVSEASYSCOM
  1948-1952, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1952-1954, USS DeHaven (DD-727)
  1954-1956, USS Helena (CA-75)
  1956-1957, US Army (USA)
  1957-1958, Bureau of Ordnance
  1958-1960, USS Sumner County (LST-1148)
  1960-1962, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1963-1965, USS Maddox (DD-731)
  1965-1966, USS Charles Berry (DE-1035)
  1967-1968, Headquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam, NSA Danang, Vietnam
  1968-1970, Anti-Submarine Warfare Operations Center (ASWOC) Moffett
  1970-1971, USS King (DLG-10)
  1975-1977, Program Executive Office Space Systems (PEO Space Systems)
  1977-1981, Naval Oceanographic Antisubmarine Warfare Centers (NOAWC)
  1979-1981, Navy Material Command (NAVMAT)
  1981-1983, NAVSEASYSCOM
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1964-1964 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (62-65)/Gulf of Tonkin Incident
  1967-1968 Danang , South Vietnam (FOB)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  1948-1952, United States Naval Academy
  1960-1962, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 03, 2001, Dempster McKee Jackson
  Jan 21, 2014, General Photos3
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