Honorary Past Potentate Anthony “TJ” Jackson is a member of Mecca Temple No. 10 of The Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine of North and South America and Its Jurisdictions, Inc. where he serves as the temple Treasurer and Chairman of the Voter Registration and Novice Training Committees.
Within Masonry he is a Master Mason and member of Victory Lodge No. 23 of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia. He serves Victory Lodge No. 23 as Treasurer and Chairman of the Scholarship Committee. He’s a Grand Inspector General, 33⁰ and member of Jonathon Davis Consistory No. 1, 32⁰ Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry PHA, Southern Jurisdiction, (TN) USA, where he serves as the 2nd Lieutenant and Chairman of the Scholarship Committee.
Outside of Masonry “TJ” serves as the Treasurer of the National GEM Consortium and is currently a Board member of The Training Source Inc., a non-profit training program in Seat Pleasant, MD. He’s also a regional coordinator of the Maryland Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MD-MESA) Program for the Howard County Public School System. He’s supports the NAACP-ACTSO program, the Blacks in Government (BIG) annual STEM Competition, and the PGCPS STEM Science fair. In 1990 he established the Anthony “TJ” Jackson Electrical Engineering Scholarship at NCA&TSU for students from the Washington, DC area majoring in electrical engineering. He’s a member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers), North Carolina A&T Alumni Association (DC Chapter), a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and a charter member of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
His vocation is that of a Senior Engineer with the Johns Hopkins University-Applied Physics Laboratory where he has over 30 years of technical experience in the defense systems test and evaluation arena. In his primary task, he provides the US Navy with analysis and assessment of nuclear weapon systems deployed from Trident II (D5) Submarine Launched ballistic Missiles (SLBMs).
A native of Washington, DC, “TJ” is a product of the DC Public school system where he excelled in mathematics and athletics. He continued his education at North Carolina A&T State University (NCA&TSU) on a baseball scholarship and was also supported as an undergraduate by a National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) fellowship. He received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) in 1981 and his Master of Sciences Degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) – Solid State in 1983.
Other interests include Financial/Estate Planning, softball, golf, travel, home improvement projects, and Washington Redskins football. “TJ” aka “The Real Rocket Scientist” currently resides in Bowie, Maryland, and has one daughter, Antoinette, who is also a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University.