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Major General James J. Jones, BA, MS, MA, MSM, DMSM, BSM, LM

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Major General James J. Jones, BA, MS, MA, MSM, DMSM, BSM, LM

Major General James J. Jones is a General Officer in the United States Air Force and a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Louisiana Tech University in 1981, a Master of Science degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1994, and a Master of Arts degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College in 2001.

Major General Jones has a distinguished record of ethical leadership and presently serves as the Director of Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. The directorate is responsible for policy, guidance and oversight of Air Force air and weather operations, training and sourcing. It is the largest directorate on the Air Staff with more than 1,760 personnel, 18 divisions and three field operating agencies, including the Air Force Operations Group, Air Force Flight Standards Agency, and Air Force Weather Agency.

Major General Jones received his commission through Officer Training School in 1983. His early assignments include: Instructor Pilot, Chief of Weapons and Tactics, and Academic Flight Commander at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School. He has held staff positions at the Air-Land-Sea Application Center and Headquarters, U.S. Air Force. He has previously commanded a fighter squadron, two operations groups, an air control wing and the 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. Major General Jones also served as Commander, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia. Prior to his current assignment he was the Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command; Deputy, Combined Force Air Component Commander, U.S. Central Command; and Vice Commander 9th Expeditionary Task Force.

Major General Jones is a command pilot with more than 2,700 flight hours and has flown the RC-135, E-8C, KC-135R, E-3B/C, TC-18E, F-16A/B/C/D, AT-38A/B, T-38 and T-37 aircraft.

Major General Jones’ decorations include the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal, and the Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters.

As a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College, Major General James J. Jones is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

 
 

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