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Retired Major General Jackson of Fallbrook selected to lead California Parks and Recreation Department - Fallbrook man to become Director of Parks Department


Last updated 11/15/2012 at Noon

Retired Marine Major General Anthony "Tony" Jackson has been selected to head the state's Department of Parks and Recreation.

Retirement life seemed to suit former USMC Major General Anthony "Tony" Jackson just fine. He was happy tilling the soil in the garden of his Fallbrook home - for all of about ten months. Then, in early November his phone rang, and Jackson soon decided his winter re-seeding project could wait.

The call Jackson fielded was from California governor Jerry Brown, who asked Jackson to lead the state’s Park and Recreation Department. It was an opportunity Jackson didn’t see coming when he retired last January, after 36 years in the Marine Corps.

"There have been lots of inquires made into m...

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