John L. Jones, Jr.
Colonel John L. Jones, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 29 November 1952, Class Number 38. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Battalion S3, Company A, 1st Battalion 508th Airborne Regiment Cbt Team. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Company I, 32 Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division; Headquarters Commandant, HHC, 3d Battalion, 32d Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, Korea; Company Executive Officer, HHC Commandant, HHC, 3d Battalion, 485th Infantry, Mobile; Platoon Leader, Unit Admin Off, 411th Engineer Company (Pontoon Bridge), Mobile; Company Executive Officer, Platoon Leader, Recon Platoon Leader, S2, LND, Company C/HHC 1st Battle Group 22d Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis; S2, Asst S2, HHC XO, HHC 1st Battle Group, 22d Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Battalion Aviation Officer, HHC, 3d Medium Tank Battalion, Germany; Battalion Aviation Officer, HHC, 3d Medium Tank Battalion, Germany; HHC Commander, HHC 2d Airborne Battle Group, 187th Infantry, 101st Infantry Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Brigade Executive Officer and S2, HHC 3d Brigade, 101st Infantry Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Instructor, Tactics Group, Company I, USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia; Operations Officer, Executive Officer, Company Commander, Company A, 227th Aslt Spt Hel Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam; Assistant Division Aviation Officer and Battalion Executive Officer, HHC, 101st Aviation Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam; Chief, Doctrine Division, ODDLP, Detachment 1, The School Brigade, USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia; Battalion Commander, 20th Company, 2d Student Battalion, The School Brigade, USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia; USAIS Ops Officer, Dep Director of Logistics, 11th Company, 1st Battalion, TSB, USAIS, Fort Benning, GA; Inspector General, HHC, Headquarters TRADOC, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Chief, General Inspections Division, HHC, Headquarters TRADOC, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Chief, Committee Group, Staff and Faculty Company, 1st AIT Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia. | Colonel Jones has attended the Infantry Company Officer Course, Fixed Wing Course, Advanced Fixed Wing Course, Advance Infantry Officer Course, Rotary Wing Course, Command and General Staff College. Colonel Jones holds a BS Degree in Business Administration from St. Benedict's College. | His awards and decorations include: Parachutist Badge, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Bronze Star Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, ARCOM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, PUC, National Defense Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, KMS, UNSM, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ 8 stars, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with SS, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, ROKPUC.