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“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Recording Lab
Master Gunnery Sergeant Karl Jackson

Chief Audio Technician Master Gunnery Sergeant Karl Jackson joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in August 1995.

MGySgt Jackson graduated in 1991 from Buena Vista High School. He earned a bachelor’s of science degree in music emphasizing sound recording technology, with minors in mathematics and microelectronics from DePaul University in Chicago in 1995 and a master of science degree in management from the University of Maryland University College in Adelphia in 2007.

As Chief Audio Technician, MGySgt Jackson provides sound reinforcement for performances and serves as recording engineer for various Marine Band, Marine Chamber Orchestra, and Marine Chamber Ensembles recording projects. In addition, he is responsible for the recording studio and the preservation of the band’s recorded archive collections.