Vice Adm. Mary M. Jackson, who hails from Wimberley and retired from the Navy as Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), was honored during a change of command ceremony onboard the Washington Navy Yard. She is retiring after 32 years of naval service. Under the Chief of Naval Operations, CNIC is responsible for providing support services for the fleet, fighter and family with more than 53,000 military and civilian personnel under 10 regions and 71 installations worldwide.
During the ceremony Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday said, “Today is a celebration of the incredible career of Vice Adm. Mary Jackson.” “She has been a trail-blazer for women, a role model for us all, and our Navy is better for her time on watch. I know Vice Adm. Yancy Lindsey will carry Mary’s momentum forward at CNIC to strengthen our naval power from the shore, which has helped make us into the premier force we are today.”