Marines


Biography

 

Colonel Quintin D. Jones
Commanding Officer
23rd Marine Regiment

Colonel Quintin Jones is the Commanding Officer of 23D Marine Regiment in San Bruno, CA.

Colonel Jones is a native of Memphis, Tennessee and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant following his graduation from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD in 1998.  He reported to Quantico, VA in 1999, where he attended the Basic School and follow-on instruction at the Infantry Officer Course.

Colonel Jones’ assignments include Operating Force tours in the 2nd and 3rd Marine Divisions.  He has commanded units at every level from platoon to regiment and also served as an Executive Officer, Operations Officer and Commanding Officer.  As an executive officer, he deployed with V18 as a part of the 22nd MEU, participating in Operation Dynamic Response/ Adventure Express in Kosovo in EUCOM. As a Captain and Major, he completed three deployments with V33. The first deployment was to Haditha, Iraq for OIF 05-06 as a Military Transition Team Advisor to the 1-508th Iraqi Infantry Battalion.  The second deployment was to Al-Karma, Iraq for OIF 06-08.2 as the commanding officer for Force Lima. The third deployment as the battalion executive officer was to Okinawa, Japan in 2013 as a part of Forward Deployed Forces Pacific. Upon return from deployment, Colonel Jones took over as the Regimental Operation Officer for 3rd Marine Regiment for one year.  In January 2015, Colonel Jones assumed command of V13 and deployed the "Lava Dogs" to Okinawa Japan as a part of Forward Deployed Forces Pacific for a fourth deployment in the operating forces.

Colonel Jones has served tours outside the Operating Forces to include Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, as a platoon commander at 2nd FAST in Yorktown, VA with deployments to 6th Fleet in Italy and 5th Fleet in Bahrain, Operations Officer and Parade Commander at Marine Barracks Washington, Marine Aide de Camp to the 29th Chief of Naval Operations, J7 Exercise Planner for Joint Forces Command Naples, NATO, and N35 Future Operational Planning Group Lead for CNE/CNA/C6F in Naples, Italy and the II MEF Forward Coordination & Liaison Element Lead for Naval & Marine Corps Integration. 

Colonel Jones’ personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/2 gold star (in lieu of 3rd award), Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal w/ 3 gold stars (in lieu of 4th award), Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.

Colonel Jones’ professional military education includes attendance at the Infantry Officers Course, Infantry Career Captains Course, Australian Command and General Staff College, NATO Defense College, Joint and Combined Warfighting School – JPME Phase II, Close Quarters Battle Course, Advance Urban Combat Course, BSR Antiterrorist Driving and Surveillance Detection Course, Army Airborne Course, Expeditionary Warfare Planning Course, Operations and Tactics Instructor Course, and the NATO Exercise Planning Course.

Colonel Jones received his B.S. in Political Science from the United States Naval Academy. He also holds an M.A. in Military Studies from the Australian National University and an Executive MBA from the Naval Post Graduate School.