14-17 September 2021, Excel London                       

Matthew Jackson


Matthew Jackson

Matthew Jackson

Commander 3 Commando Brigade , Royal Marines
Educated at Oundle School and Jesus College, Cambridge, Brigadier Matt Jackson joined the Royal Marines in Sep 94.  On completion of training in Nov 95 he was appointed to 40 Commando Royal Marines where he spent 18 months as a Troop Commander and commanded a multiple in East Tyrone.  This was followed by 18 months as 2i/c Alpha Company.  Further junior officer jobs included an appointment to HQ 3 Commando Brigade as the AdC to the Commander, a 6 month tour as a Divisional Liaison Officer in Bosnia, attendance at the Army Junior Division, and a stint at CTCRM as a Batch Officer. 

He returned to 40 Commando Royal Marines in Oct 02 to command Bravo Company on operations in Iraq twice (Op TELIC 1&4) and on exercise in Norway and the USA.  Attendance at the Advanced Command and Staff College followed.  For his ‘black bag’ job, he spent 2½ years as the Military Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Joint Operations at PJHQ in Northwood.  On promotion to Lieutenant Colonel in Sep 07, he was the SO1 Training at CTCRM for 6 months before moving to AMPHIBFOR to become the SO1 Operations.  During this appointment, he deployed on Op TELIC 12/13 as the Divisional SO1 Plans.  He was the Royal Marines Corps Colonel from Sep 09 prior to commanding 40 Commando from Jan Aug 13, that included RFTG/Op Cougar 11 and Op Herrick 17. 

On promotion to Colonel in Nov 13 he was appointed to the MoD as the Secretary to the Chiefs of Staff, a job he left in Dec 15 to attend HCSC 16.  He was subsequently appointed as the Deputy Brigade Commander of 3 Commando Brigade from May 16 until May 18, when he moved to the Defence Academy to be a member of the Directing Staff on HCSC.

He assumed command of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines on promotion to Brigadier in Dec 2018.

Matt Jackson is 47 years old, married to Suzy, and has three daughters (Sophie (13), Eleanor (9), and Lydia (7)) who account for nearly all of his spare time.  He enjoys rugby, rowing, horse riding and telemark skiing.

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