1stSgt Jones is a native of Oklahoma City, OK. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in September of 1996 and attended Recruit Training in October of 1996 at MCRD San Diego, CA. Upon completion of recruit training he attended the School of Infantry and obtained the MOS of 0351 Assaultmen. In May of 1997 PFC Jones was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion 3rd Marines, where he served as an Assaultmen and Section Leader.
In December of 1999 Sgt Jones reported to Weapons Training Battalion Quantico, VA for duty. Sgt Jones served as a rifle range coach, Primary Marksmanship Instructor, and Chief Instructor.
After completing his tour at WTBN in June of 2003, Sgt Jones reported to 1st Battalion 6th Marines, Camp Lejeune, NC. There he served as a squad leader and platoon sergeant. In February of 2004 Sergeant Jones deployed with the 22nd MEU, as part of the Battalion Landing Team, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant in October of 2004, later that month he attended the Infantry Unit Leaders Course aboard Camp Geiger, NC. In March of 2005, he deployed to Fallujah, Iraq.
SSgt Jones received orders to the Basic Recruiters School in April of 2006. Upon completion of Recruiter’s School he was assigned to RS Oklahoma City. SSgt Jones reported to RSS Oklahoma City North in July of 2006 where he served as a Recruiter and Assistant SNCOIC. In October of 2008 SSgt Jones was transferred to RSS Oklahoma City South to serve as the SNCOIC and was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant in November of 2008.
In May of 2009, GySgt Jones reported to 2nd Battalion 9th Marines, Camp Lejeune, NC, where he served as a Company Gunnery Sergeant. In October of 2009 he deployed to Central and South America as part of a Special Purpose MAGTF. In July of 2010 he deployed to Marjeh, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon returning from Afghanistan he attended the Advanced Course in April of 2011 and was selected by his peers as a distinguished graduate. Upon completion of the Advanced Course GySgt Jones was moved to Headquarters and Service Company as the Company Gunnery Sergeant and deployed to Marjeh, Afghanistan in November of 2011. Upon returning from deployment in June of 2012, GySgt Jones was moved to Golf Company to fill the billet of Company 1stSgt. 1stSgt Jones was frocked to his current rank in January of 2013.
In February of 2013 1stSgt Jones reported to Engineer Company C, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, where he served as the I-I 1stSgt. While stationed there he attended the Regional E-8 Seminar and 1stSgt Course in Quantico, VA.
1stSgt Jones transferred to his current assignment as the I-I 1stSgt, Fox Battery, 2/14 in January of 2016.
1stSgt Jones personal decorations include (1) Meritorious Service Medal, (1) Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal, (6) Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and the Combat Action Ribbon.