Former Warwick resident awarded Exceptional Civilian Service Medal for efforts in Afghanistan

| 15 Feb 2012 | 11:21

    Warwick — Former Warwick resident Shane C. Jackson has been awarded the Exceptional Civilian Service Medal, which is among the armed forces’ highest civilian honorary awards. Recipients have shown “unusual management abilities, innovative thinking and/or outstanding leadership,” according to information found online about the award. The commendation, signed by Rear Admiral Robert J. Gilbeau, the commander of the Defense Contract Management Agency International, reads: “Mr. Shane C. Jackson distinguished himself through exceptional performance as the Defense Contract Management Agency’s Task Force Power Quality Assurance Representative. He performed his duties at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. “Mr. Jackson’s tour was from Dec. 17, 2010, through June 13, 2011. During this time, Mr. Jackson organized an emergency inspection at Camp Cunningham, identifying life, health and safety issues at three facilities that had been deemed ready to be occupied. He organized a multi-functional team for inspection and repair of these issues which provided safe housing to over 720 troops. “Mr. Jackson also provided training to over 40 new quality assurance representatives, teaching them about electrical safety in theater. “Finally, Mr. Jackson managed 12 Electrical Subject Matter Experts that re-inspected more than 800 life, health and safety issues. “Mr. Jackson’s exceptional performance reflected great credit upon himself, the Department of Defense, and the United States of America.” Jackson also was presented with the Global War on Terrorism medal and the NATO medal. He is the son of Colleen and Chris Jackson of Leesburg, Ga., as well as the Godchild of Debbie Bell Scheuermann of Warwick and Tom Jackson of Stevensville, Montana. Jackson lives in Acworth, Ga., with his wife Kim.