Major General Jackson E. Rozier, Jr. was born in Richmond, Virginia on March 21, 1936 and graduated from Morgan State University in 1959. He received Master of Arts degree from Howard University. From January 1960 to June 1990 he served in a variety of demanding command and staff positions, improving the entire spectrum of Army logistics.
He commanded the Ordnance Center and School from March 1981 to October 1983. During his term: the Ordnance Center and School and the Missile Munitions Center and School were unified as the U.S. Army Ordnance Command; the Office Chief of Ordnance was reestablished after a lapse of 21 years; the Ordnance School Forward was established at 7th Army Training Command, Germany; the Ordnance Magazine was approved as the official publication of the Ordnance Corps; the first Warrant Officer Candidate Course was implemented at Aberdeen Proving Ground; a four-phased military construction program was established to improve the quality of life for 1,200 enlisted soldiers; and construction was initiated for the M1 training facility, weapons training building and a recovery and evacuation facility.
Later, he was Director of Plans and Operations, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics where he was responsible for the office's participation in worldwide logistics planning for support of the Unified and Specified Commands, and planning present and future logistics force structure. He developed the Army's first base theater support concept. In 1986, he was assigned as Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, U.S. Army, Europe. He developed a theater maintenance program that reduced the $6 million of deadline equipment backlog; safe movement of hazardous cargo; theater-wide implementation of a rapid delivery system; and competitive procurement of official and unofficial travel services.
His final assignment was as Director for Supply and Maintenance, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics. He established the Strategic Logistics Agency and implemented the Defense Management Review Decision. General Rozier retired in 1990.