Russell G. Jones

Russell G. Jones

Russell G. Jones

Colonel Russell G. Jones was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in April 1943. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader with the 334th Infantry Regiment 84th Division at Camp Houze, Texas and Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. | From 1944-1945 he was assigned as a Platoon Leader, 407th Infantry Regiment, 102d Division and saw combat in the European Theater of Operations. 1946-1947 he was assigned as Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Georgia Tech. From 1948-1950 he served as Assistant S3, United States Troops, Free Territory of Trieste. In 1951 he graduated from the Infantry Officer Advance Course, the Infantry School, Fort Benning. From 1952-1954 he served as Assistant S2 Collection Division, G2, Headquarters, Department of the Army. In 1955-1956 he served in Korea as a Battalion Executive Officer and Battalion Commander with the 19th Infantry Regiment, then as G2, 24th Division and finally as Assistant G2, Headquarters, Eighth U.S. Army. In 1957 Colonel Jones served as a Battalion S3 with the 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Division at Fort Carson, Colorado. In 1958, he graduated from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.1959-1960 Colonel Jones served as Director of Instruction U.S. Army Civil Affairs School at Fort Gordon, Georgia where he attained the grade of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1961 he served as Chief Civil Affairs Mobile Training Team, Military Assistance Advisor, Group, Vietnam.  1962-1963 he served as Chief Civil Affairs Mobile Training Team, Military Assistance Advisor, Group, Vietnam. 1062-1963 he served as Chief Civil Affairs Division, Headquarters Continental Army Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia. 1964-1966 Colonel Jones served as Deputy G5, U.S. Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawaii. 1967-1970 Colonel Jones served in consecutive command positions as Commanding Officer 2d Psychological Operations Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commanding Officer Troop Command, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Center for Special Warfare, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commanding Officer, 96th Civil Affairs Group, Fort Lee, Virginia, and as Commanding Officer 4th Psychological Operations Group, Vietnam. Colonel Jones served from 1971 as Chief Inspections Division, Office of the Inspector General, Headquarters First U.S. Army, Fort Meade, Maryland. | Colonel Jones’s decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with V Device and Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantryman’s Badge and the Army General Staff Badge.

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  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1972

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00586