Command Master Chief Jones enlisted in the Navy through the Delayed Entry Program in 1989 and following the completion of Basic Training in San Diego, he attended Air Traffic Control and Carrier Air Traffic Control School in Millington, Tennessee in 1990. Master Chief Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from St. Leo University: he’s a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 146), and the CMC/COB Capstone Course (Class 41401). He was the recipient of the Air Traffic Controller of the Year while onboard the USS JOHN C. STENNIS.
Command Master Chief Jones sea duty assignments include USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72), USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) where Team REAGAN participated in Operation Tomodachi and HELMARSRIKERON SEVEN ZERO (HSM70).
Ashore, Master Chief Jones served as Fleet Air Control Surveillance Facility, San Diego California, Carrier Air Traffic Control Center lead instructor in Naval Air Training Center Pensacola, Florida, LCPO at NAS Key West, Joint Special Operations Task Force NAVCENT Iraq and Lead Air Traffic Control and Aviation Ratings LCPO (PERS 404) in Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee.
Master Chief Jones was selected to the Command Master Chief program in 2014 as the Command Master Chief of HSM70. After a successful tour, he reported to PATROL SQUADRON FOUR FIVE (VP-45) in July 2017.
Master Chief Jones military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), Good Conduct Medal (five awards) and various unit and deployment awards.