William W. Jones, Jr.
Colonel William W. Jones, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 18 December 1959. His first duty assignment was as Weapons Platoon Leader, Company B, 12th Infantry (BG), 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Company B, 31st Infantry (BG), 7th Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea; A Det Executive Officer, Company B, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, NC; A Det Commander, Company D, 5th Special Forces Group, TDY Republic of Vietnam; A Det Commander, Group Training Officer, Company A and HHC, 1st Special Forces Group, Okinawa; Battalion S-3, HHC, 47th Infantry (M), 9th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; Office of the Director of Instruction, Company D, USAIS, Fort Benning, GA; Assistant PMS, University of So Miss, Headquarters Det, Fort McPherson, GA; Tactics Instructor, Company D, 1st Battalion, USAARMS, Fort Knox, KY; Battalion Commander, HHC, 54th Infantry (M), 194th AR Bde, Fort Knox, KY; Action Officer, ODCSOPS, Headquarters DA, Pentagon, Washington, D.C; Plans and Training Officer, Office of the Project Manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard, Riyadh Saudi Arabia; Director of Training and Doctrine, USAJFK Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, NC. | His awards and decorations include: Silver Star w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star w/V (4), Meritorious Service Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, General Staff Identification Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantry Badge. | Military schools attended include: U.S. Army War College, Command and General Staff College, Defense Language Institute, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Special Forces Officer Course, Ranger Course, Airborne Course, Infantry Officer Candidate School.