Monday, June 06, 2016

Combat Veterans for Congress PAC endorses Jarrin Jackson

Combat  Veterans For Congress PAC Endorses Jarrin Jackson
for U.S. Congress, OK-District 2
Says General George Washington would have approved

June 6, 2016 (Oologah, OK) – Today, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC announced its endorsement of combat veteran Jarrin Jackson who is challenging Congressman Markwayne Mullin in Oklahoma's second district.

Chairman Joseph R. John, USNA '62 announced:  "The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC is endorsing the 107th Combat Veteran For Congress in 8 years; he is a fiscal and Constitutional conservative candidate who will work to rein in the out of control spending by the irresponsible members of Congress, will work toward unleashing the private sector to create jobs & stimulate business investment, and will support a strong national defense that adapts to America’s evolving threats.  Captain Jarrin D. Jackson, USMA ’08, USA (Ranger Qualified) who resides in Claremore, OK with a combined 8 years of service in the US Army and US Army Reserve, including eighteen months deployed in Afghanistan in combat as an infantry officer.

CPT Jackson is running for election in the 2nd Congressional District of Oklahoma against 2 term Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2).  Cong Mullin voted for HJ 124 the 2014 Continuing Resolution, HJ Res 35 the 2015 Continuing Resolution, voted for HR 23350 Keep Your health Plan Act of 2013, the 2015 Omnibus Spending Bill, the 2016 Bill Omnibus Spending Bill, H Admdt 227 Federal Sugar Program Amendment, voted for S 1177 to reauthorize the Department of Education, voted for HR 2642 the 2014 Farm Bill, voted to lend money to state sponsors of terror with H Admdt 813 to HR 22; Mullin enables big government by not defending the US Constitution or the legislative process, nor has he opposed Obama’s repeated violations of the US Constitution.

Jarrin Jackson was born on May 30, 1985 in Oklahoma City, OK.  He was raised in a lower-middle income family in North East Oklahoma in the city of Oologah, OK.  He graduated from Oologah High School in May 2003.  Jarrin Jackson received an appointment and entered the US Military Academy at West Point, New York, graduated on May 31, 2008 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Military History.

Jarrin Jackson was sworn into the US Army (Infantry Branch) as a Second Lieutenant on May 31, 2008 at the US Military Academy at West Point, New York.  In July 2008, 2LT Jackson reported to US Army Infantry Officer Basic Leadership Course at Fort Benning, Georgia.  Upon completion of training in November 2009, he entered Ranger School, completing training and qualified as a Ranger in March 6, 2009.  2LT Jackson was assigned as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, at Fort Campbell, KY, Texas.  In November 2009, 2LT Jackson was promoted to First Lieutenant.

In February 2010 1st LT Jackson deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 10-11 as a Rifle Platoon Leader to Khost Province, Afghanistan.  In March 2010, 1st LT Jackson was selected to lead his second platoon by his Battalion Commander, when another officer failed to perform under fire.  Over 30% of 1st LT Jackson’s new platoon already were awarded Purple Heart Medals.  1LT Jackson personally led his platoon on over 200 combat patrols in Khost Province - near the border of Pakistan and a high-traffic area for Taliban and Haqqani insurgents.  He redeployed to CONUS in February 2011.  For Combat duty in Afghanistan, 1st LT Jackson was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the NATO Medal, and other Service and Campaign Medals.

Upon redeployment, 1LT Jackson was assigned to the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course at Fort Benning, GA.  He was promoted to Captain in July 2011.  After graduating the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course, CPT Jackson was assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment at Ft. Hood, TX.  CPT Jackson distinguished himself as a planner, and earned the Army Commendation Medal from his Regimental Commander.  As before in his career, his performance as a staff officer got him selected ahead of his peers to take command of Ironhawk Troop, 3d Cavalry.

CPT Jackson excelled as an Infantry Commander. His Troop finished with the highest Army Physical Fitness Test average in the Regiment, the second most earned Expert Infantryman Badges, and won the Regimental Top Gun Award for Stryker Gunnery at Ft. Hood by innovating gunnery training techniques that are studied by Stryker Master Gunners at III Corps.  CPT Jackson assumed his second command as an infantry company commander in May 2014 and transitioned the unit for deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 14-15 in June 2014.

CPT Jackson initially deployed to Wardak Province as commander of Headquarter and Headquarters Troop (HHT) in the 3d Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment.  He was responsible for the drawdown and transition of American military installations in Afghanistan to Afghan National Security Forces after transitioning Tactical Base Airborne in Wardak.  In August 2014, CPT Jackson was assigned to Helmand Province, where HHT replaced the last United States Marine Corps unit in Afghanistan. CPT Jackson redeployed to CONUS November 2014 and left Active Duty in July 2015.  CPT Jackson was awarded a second Bronze Star Medal for second combat tour in Afghanistan.

Captain Jackson’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal (an Oak Leaf Cluster for a 2nd award), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (an Oak Leaf Cluster for a 2nd award), Army Achievement Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster for a 2nd award), the NATO Medal, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab, and other Service and Campaign Medals.

Upon transition from Active Duty, CPT Jackson affiliated with the US Army Reserve, and completed 8 years of service in June 2016.  Jarrin worked at a non-profit that provides ongoing performance training for police and fire professionals.  Jarrin Jackson was invited by AmericanDreamU to speak to transitioning Active Duty soldiers about entrepreneurship and vision casting in their preparation to integrate with the private sector.  In his spare time, Jarrin enjoys watching football, coaching his son’s little league soccer team, and making up for lost time as a deployed father.  Jarrin met his wife Katie at church in Nashville and they were married in 2009; Katie holds a BS from Harvard University and a MD from Vanderbilt University and is a practicing pediatrician at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

Jarrin Jackson is a member of the American Legion, the VFW, the NRA, the Army Reserve Association, the 101st, and the US Military Academy Alumni Association.  Jarrin has been endorsed by former Senator Tom Coburn, Oklahoma’s Conservative Political Action Committee, the Delaware County Republican Party, The Madison Project, Oklahoma State Representative George Faught, former 2010 OK 2 candidate Charles Thompson, former 2012 OK 2 candidate Wayne Pettigrew, former 2012 OK 2 candidate Dakota Wood, and the Combat Veterans For Congress PAC.  Jarrin, his wife Katie of 7 years, his sons Lloyd (age 5 years) and Dale (age 1.5 years) attend church and are members of the Memorial Drive Church in Tulsa, OK.

The Combat Veteran’s For Congress PAC is pleased to endorse Captain Jarrin D. Jackson, USMA ’08, USA (Ranger Qualified) who would bring to Congress extraordinary public sector and private sector skills and wisdom to better solve problems and represent the 2nd Congressional District of Oklahoma and the country.  If you review CPT Jackson’s positions on his Web site, you would be pleased with his stands; they agree with the Combat Veterans For Congress Mission Statement.  We look forward to working with CPT Jackson, and are pleased that a Combat Veteran of his caliber is running for Congress.  If you have friends, associates, or relatives who know voters in the 2nd Congressional District of Oklahoma, kindly pass this E-mail on to them, and ask them to support CPT Jackson by working in his campaign, providing financial support for his campaign in any amount, and/or by networking with others who would be willing to support his campaign.  The military is one of the few remaining institutions producing the caliber of men and women needed to restore this nation to the greatness our Founding Fathers envisioned.  We have endorsed another Combat Veteran For Congress that General George Washington would have approved of.  A Veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable “to The United States of America” for an amount “up to and including his life.”

Jackson said, "I'm honored by this endorsement because CVFC's million plus supporters insist on integrity and faithfulness to the Constitution.  If there's one thing Veterans take seriously, it's our oath.  We rise in defense of our Nation when called, and as Capt. John makes clear, we are never alone."

For more information on Jarrin Jackson and his principled stands for Oklahoma and our country, please visit his campaign website:, and Facebook at jarrinjackson1.


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