Major Jason Lackey
Assistant Professor of Geosciences
Major Lackey is an Acquisitions Program Manager and currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Geosciences for the Department of Economics and Geosciences teaching Geospatial Science 351: Physical Geography. He has served as a program manager for US Transportation Command where he led a $64M software modernization effort of the US Air Force's Consolidated Air Mobility Planning System. He has also served on the Commander's Action Group for the Space and Missile Systems Center, as the Systems and Engineering lead and on the Launch Integration team for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite constellation, as an Instructor of Geosciences course directing Social Science 412: Geopolitics, as a turbine engine test manager, and as a fabrications and laboratories project manager. When not in the classroom with cadets, Maj Lackey can usually be found with his family rock climbing, shooting archery, or playing board games.
Ph.D. – University of Hawaii – Honolulu, HI, May 2019
Major: Earth and Planetary Science
Thesis title: Tectonic Influences on Surficial Processes and Deformation Along the Nankai Accretionary Prism, Southwest Japan
M.S. – Mississippi State University – Mississippi State, MS, Aug 2011
B.S. – Valdosta State University – Valdosta, GA, May 2008
Assistant Professor of Geosciences, US Air Force Academy, CO, 06/2022 – present
Consolidate Air Mobility Planning System Increment I Program Manager, Scott AFB, IL, 07/2019 – 06/2022
Air Force Institute of Technology sponsored PhD Student, University of Hawaii, HI, 07/2016 – 06/2019
Instructor of Geosciences, US Air Force Academy, CO, 2014 – 2016
Action Officer for Space and Missile Systems Center Commander’s Action Group, Los Angeles AFB, CA, 09/2013 – 05/2014
Lead, Advanced Extremely High Frequency Systems Engineering & Operations, Los Angeles AFB, CA, 12/2012 – 08/2013
Acquisitions Officer, Advanced Extremely High Frequency Launch Integration, Los Angeles AFB, CA, 12/2011 – 12/2012
Turbine Engine Test Manager, Arnold AFB, TN, 05/2010 – 12/2011
Fabrications and Laboratories Project Manager, Arnold AFB, TN, 05/2008 – 05/2010
Honors & Awards
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air and Space Commendation Medal, 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Air and Space Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air and Space Organizational Excellence Award, 4 Oak Leaf Clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air and Space Longevity Service Award, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Developmental Special Duty Ribbon
Air and Space Training Ribbon
Research and Scholarly Interests
Maj Lackey's research interests rest with the earth and the physical processes that shape it. This includes plate tectonics and its influence on the crust and upper mantle, terrestrial and submarine surficial processes, structural geology, and geomorphology.
Lackey, J. K., Regalla, C. A., & Moore, G. F. (2020). Tectonic influences on trench slope basin development via structural restoration along the outer Nankai accretionary prism, southwest Japan. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 21(8), e2020GC009038.
Moore, G. F., Lackey, J. K., Strasser, M., & Yamashita, M. (2019). Submarine Landslides on the Nankai Trough Accretionary Prism (Offshore Central Japan). Submarine Landslides: Subaqueous Mass Transport Deposits from Outcrops to Seismic Profiles, 247-259.
Lackey, J. K., Moore, G. F., Strasser, M., Kopf, A., & Ferreira, C. S. (2019). Spatial and temporal cross-cutting relationships between fault structures and slope failures along the outer Kumano Basin and Nankai accretionary wedge, SW Japan. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 477(1), 23-36.
Lackey, J., Moore, G., & Strasser, M. (2018). Three-dimensional mapping and kinematic characterization of mass transport deposits along the outer Kumano Basin and Nankai accretionary wedge, southwest Japan. Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 5(1), 1-19.