Voice of Valor with Marine Corps Esprit
We are proud to begin 2021 with enlightenment and positive energy from the expertise of the current Communications, Strategy, and Operations Chief of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, CA, Mr. Robert L. Jackson.
Robert’s recent interview on The Christina Silva Show demonstrates how Educating Our Veterans Live is possible from a journalistic, life experience, and leadership standpoint. Please tune in to enjoy his character.
As a former Master Sergeant, United States Marine Corps Robert retired and continues to possess a Voice of Valor with Marine Corps Esprit from his 24 years in service and consistent Public Affairs performance. His voice is intended to shed light on a lifetime of service and the cost therein for freedom as he teaches and mentors others at this stage of his career. Master Sergeant Robert L. Jackson was born in Washington D. C. in 1955 and he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1975. His original Military Occupational Specialty was declared as a Combat Engineer at the age of 20 years old. He enjoys taking good care of his lovely wife, children, and grand children who all agree that great football wins for each of their favorite teams, i.e., #WASHINGTONREDSKINS and “meat on the grill” creates the best quality time of all.
Throughout 24 years of dedicated service in his Marine Corps uniform, he is accomplished and eager to share the fine details of how he transitioned into the elite DoD Civilian positions of Public Affairs leadership. Learning and instituting proper communications strategies in the Marine Corps is a chief mission he has mastered to give true, honorable, and vivid messaging.
Mr. Jackson is empathetic and compassionate having served and fought and he continually serves as a Civilian Communications and Strategy and Operations Officer at MCLB Barstow to date. From print to digital media over the decades, Mr. Jackson and his team care deeply about creating relevant and heartfelt stories about Marine Corps Heroes. There is room in the Prospector to relive hosted events and to spotlight stories of Marine Corps valor and the plight of dependent families who serve at MCLB Barstow.
With his love for photography, Robert remembers his self taught skills from using his first, small, single shot 110 camera to now utilizing the latest and greatest mobile communications dual-camera set ups, state-of-the-art Marine Corps approved devices equipped with live-streaming functions, and high definition graphics computers and video cameras in his MCLB Barstow Communications, Strategy, and Operations office/production house. Robert has developed a new appreciation for videography and understands the “processes in good journalism”. Appreciatively, Robert L. Jackson has gathered and shared photos of his Marine Corps magic shots from old to present day depicting the life he treasures Once and Always as a US Marine and comrade to thousands of Marines and High Ranking Officials. Take a look at his DoD cleared photo gallery including family, various military ceremonies, multiple duty stations, worldwide events, deployed areas, and barracks featuring those he he loves, has helped and served. Robert remembers covering and encouraging his fellow Marines as he created stories, bylines, and new innovations in Public Affairs and even laughed and cried with over his years of working harder even it is was not required. Frim his perspective and story-telling, we shall recognize the potential traumatic, overall triumphant, and or willful sacrifice services bears followed by a lifetime of dedication into retirement, decorated rewards, eras of accomplishments, and unforgettable friendships and memories. Finally let’s all remember with Robert to always cherish our families who also serve and to “Thank a Marine”.