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Gary “Jake” Jacobson is the Director of Protocol to the Chief of Air Force Reserve and Commander Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. He is responsible for the overall Protocol program which supports the commander, vice commander, and director of staff. He plans, coordinates and orchestrates official visits, receptions, dinners, tours and related protocol support for national and international military, political, and civilian dignitaries visiting the command. He provides guidance/coordination with offices of Department of Defense, Service Departments, Major Commands, Numbered Air Forces and the directorates/special staff officers at the Command concerning protocol responsibilities and functions. Additionally, he plans and coordinates official ceremonies and conferences in direct support of the Command Group.

Previously, Mr. Jacobson served as the Deputy Chief of Protocol, Headquarters, United States European Command, Stuttgart, Germany. Prior to that, he was a Maneuver & Consequence Management Officer/Liaison Officer with Headquarters, V-Corps, Heidelberg, Germany.


Mr. Jacobson joined the Civilian Service of the Department of Defense in 2004 following a 28-year career in the U.S. Army. His last military assignment was with the V (US/GE) Corps to the II (GE/US) Korps liaison office in Ulm, Germany.



Associate Degree in Science, Regents University, New York, NY, 1999

Army Management Staff College, Advance Course Ft. Leavenworth, KS, 2013



Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Consultant
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), German Linguist

Joint Civilian Commendation Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Good Conduct Medal with nine oak leaf clusters
NATO Medal
German Armed Forces Cross of Honor


(Current as of Oct 2017)