Lieutenant General (Ret.) James “JJ” Jackson joined The Roosevelt Group as a senior advisor in the summer of 2017. General Jackson retired in 2016 as the Commander of the U.S. Air Force Reserves and has over 35 years of service in the United States Air Force. As Chief of Air Force Reserve, General Jackson served as the principal adviser on reserve matters to the Secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force Chief of Staff. He had full responsibility for the supervision of all U.S. Air Force Reserve units around the world. Prior to this position, he was the Deputy to the Chief of Air Force Reserve.

Jackson has held numerous wing leadership and command positions, as well as staff assignments at Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command, and Headquarters U.S. Air Force. Prior to his time in Washington D.C., the General was Commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike at the U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He was a career instructor pilot and evaluator who flew combat support missions during operations Deny Flight and Allied Force. General Jackson is a 1978 graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He received a Master of Science in aeronautical sciences from Embry-Riddle University and has completed professional, academic, and leadership development programs at the Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, National Defense University, Air University, the George Washington University, as well as Harvard.