Commander Jones, a native of Pelham, GA completed Basic Training at Recruit Training Command, Orlando, FL in September 1991 and attended Yeoman “A” School in Meridian, MS.
His enlisted shore assignments included Patrol Squadron 30 at NAS Jacksonville, FL and three Flag Writer staff tours in the Pentagon with Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (N8 and N6), and the Office of the Secretary of the Navy Chief of Legislative Affairs.
His enlisted sea assignments included Amphibious Squadron TWO homeported in Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, VA and Carrier Strike Group THREE, homeported in Bremerton, WA. During his first sea tour he made two deployments to the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea with the GEORGE WASHINGTON Strike Group embarked onboard USS GUAM (LPH 9) in support of Operations JOINT ENDEAVOR, QUICK RESPONSE, and ASSURED RESPONSE. In his second sea duty assignment, he made a deployment to the Pacific and Indian Oceans with the CARL VINSON Strike Group embarked onboard USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (during 9/11). During this deployment he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer.
He was selected for the Limited Duty Officer Program (Administration) and commissioned an Ensign in October 2005.
His sea assignments as a Commissioned Officer included Education Service Officer, Training Officer, and Personnel Officer onboard USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67), the Executive Department Head for Administration, Legal, and Public Affairs Offices onboard USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC 20), and Head of Department for Administration onboard USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77).
His shore assignments as a Commissioned Officer included Administrative and Legal Officer in Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 46, Flag Secretary on the staff of Military Sealift Command, both Executive Assistant and Workforce Development & Training Officer on the staff of Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, and Assistant Chief of Staff for Administration, Manpower, Manning, and Personnel (N1 ACOS) with Commander, U.S. SECOND Fleet.
He reported to his current assignment as Commanding Officer, Navy and Marine Corps Appellate Leave Activity (NAMALA) in June 2022.
He graduated Cum Laude from Grantham University in St. Louis, MO with a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Business Administration. He qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer and is authorized to wear the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (7 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards) and various unit, campaign, and service awards.