CAPT Synthia Jones
NCTS Commanding Officer
Captain Synthia Jones is a native of Alabama and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Alabama. She was commissioned in 1985 through Naval Officer Candidate School, Newport, RI.
Captain Jones has been assigned in the Computer and Telecommunication field since her commissioning. She has served at the Navy Regional Data Automation Center as Automated Data Processing (ADP) Systems Security Officer and Communications Security (COMSEC) Material Systems (CMS) Custodian and Head in the Computer Operations Facility Division. She was Head of the Performance and Security Information Systems Branch and ADP Officer for the Military Personnel Performance and Security Department assigned to what is now Navy Personnel Command.
Captain Jones was Executive Officer, Transient Personnel Unit Treasure Island, and Director, COMSEC Material Systems (DCMS), in Washington, DC. She was Program Manager for the Base Communications Office Competitive Sourcing Program while assigned to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Command. She was the Combatant Commander C4 Operations Analysts in the Strategic Plans, Programming and Policy Directorate at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). She served as the Executive Assistant to the Director, DISA, and assisted in managing his transition to Commander of Joint Task Force Global Network Operations under US Strategic Command.
Captain Jones completed two deployments in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM as Assistant Chief of Staff for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) on the staff of Commander, Carrier Strike Group EIGHT. She successfully completed an O-5 operational milestone tour as the Fleet C4I Officer and Deputy J6 on the staff of Commander, US THIRD Fleet in San Diego, CA. She was assigned as the Branch Head for Ashore Networks and Next Generation Enterprise Networks for Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Communication Networks in the Navy Networks Division. In October 2010, she was assigned to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Strategic Studies Group in Newport, RI as a CNO Fellow. She has earned her Information Dominance Warfare Officer Designation, and serves as Staff at Naval War College in Newport, RI
Captain Jones’ educational achievements include Joint Professional Military Education Phase I and II, designation as a Joint Specialty Officer, a Master of Science in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, a Master of Art in National Security and Strategic Studies from the College of Naval Command, and completion of the Navy Corporate Business Course and the Information Professional Senior Officer Course in Monterey, CA.
Captain Jones’ personal awards include the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (two gold stars), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (one gold star), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three gold stars).