James M. Jones, Jr.
Colonel James M. Jones, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 13-66, 22 September 1966. His first duty assignment was as Training Officer, Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam; Company Commander, 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam; Training Officer, 1st Army; Adjutant and Operations Officer, 2d Battalion, 505th Infantry, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Adjutant, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Assistant G-1, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Department of the Army Inspector General’s Office, Washington, D.C; Commander, 2d Battalion, 17th Infantry, Fort Ord, California; Commander, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry, Fort Ord, California; and Chief, United States House of Representatives, Army Congressional Liaison, Washington, D.C.; Commander, The School Brigade, United States Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. | Colonel Jones is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, and Army War College. | His military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star w/ V device, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Humanitarian Service Award, Combat Infantryman Badge and Parachutist Badge.