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Erica Elfreida Jackson

December 22, 1962 ~ August 14, 2017 (age 54)


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Erica Elfreida Jackson, 54 of Monticello, AR was born on December 22, 1962, in Monticello, Arkansas to Willie Earl and Shirley Ann Jackson.  She was the oldest of three children and the only daughter. Erica accepted Christ at an early age and joined Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello, Arkansas, under the leadership of Rev T.S. Skipper, where she remained a member until she graduated high school in 1981. 

Erica was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dewitt and Elizabeth Freeman; Willie L. Everett, all of Selma, AR.

After high school Erica entered the Air Force where she served 30 years.  During her military service Erica continued to serve God by serving her country and participating in religious activities at her stations.  Erica was known and loved by many.  She mentored a number of young people in her 30 years of service to the country being promoted to Chief Master Sergeant, the highest enlisted rank in the Air Force.

Chief Jackson entered the Air Force in April 1986 and reported Lackland Air Force Base, TX, where she attended basic military training. Upon completion, she entered the Bioenvironmental Engineering Technical Training School.  She has been stationed at various locations Mississippi, Japan, Guam, Turkey, Florida, Georgia, Korea and New Jersey.  Her background includes multiple duties in Bioenvironmental Engineering and contract management.  She also served in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM and NEW DAWN as Theater Bioenvironmental Engineering Functional Manager, Combined Air and Space Operations Center, Air Force Central Command.

EDUCATION:

1988 Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course, Keesler AFB MS

1990 Associate’s Degree, Bioenvironmental Engineering Technology, Community College of the Air Force

2001 Noncommissioned Officer Leadership School, Kapaun Germany

2006 Associate’s Degree, Business Administration, University of Maryland University College

2006 Associate’s Degree, Management Studies, University of Maryland University College

2006 Bachelor’s Degree, Management Studies, University of Maryland University College

2008 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter Annex, AL

2009 Chief Leadership Course, Gunter Annex AL

2012 Intermediate Executive Skills Course, San Antonio  TX

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

-April 1986 – May 1986, trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB TX

-May 1986 – July 1986, student, Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight, Keesler AFB MS

-July 1986 – September 1986, student, Bioenvironmental Engineering Course, Brooks AFB TX

-September 1986 – June 1995, Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight, Keesler AFB MS

-July 1995 – July 1999, Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight, Yokota AFB Japan

-July 1999 – July 2002, NCOIC, Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight, Incirlik AFB Turkey

-August 2002 – December 2005, NCOIC, Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight, Patrick AFB FL

-January 2006 – May 2008, Superintendent, Occupational Safety Health and Environmental, Cape                       Canaveral Spaceport Management Office, Cape Canaveral AFB FL

-May 2008 – February 2009, Superintendent, Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight, Robins AFB GA

-February 2009 – September 2011, Superintendent, 78th Aerospace Medicine, Robins AFB GA

-September 2011 – October 2013, Superintendent, Bioengineering Engineering Functional, Joint Base, McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst NJ

-October 2013 – August 2015, Superintendent, 8th Medical Group, Kunsan, AB Korea

-August 2015 – March 2016, Superintendent, 87th Aerospace Medicine, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst NJ

 

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters

Air Force Accommodation Outstanding Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with fourteen oak leaf clusters

Air Force Good Conduct Medal with nine oak leaf clusters

National Defense Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Korean Defense Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

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Erica Elfreida Jackson


 Service Information

Visitation
Sunday
August 20, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church
112 Carpenter Road
Monticello, AR 71655

Funeral Service
Monday
August 21, 2017

10:00 AM
First Baptist Church
811 S.A Jones Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72114

Interment
Monday
August 21, 2017

12:00 PM
Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery
1501 West Maryland Avenue
Sherwood, AR 72120


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