Commander Amy Jones
Commander Jones is a native of International Falls, MN and graduated from Mankato State University in August 1996. She worked as a Law Enforcement Park Ranger in Yellowstone National Park until she joined the Navy in 1999. Upon her commissioning from Officer Candidate School in February 2000, she reported onboard USS NICHOLSON (DD 982) as the Electronics Warfare Officer until she started SWOSDOC in November 2000. Commander Jones’s first Division Officer tour was aboard USS ANTIETAM (CG 54) as the Communications Officer from June 2001 to February 2003.
Commander Jones’s next assignment was Auxiliaries Officer aboard USS RENTZ (FFG 46). She reported to Naval Post-Graduate School in June 2004 and earned her Masters of Science in Systems Technology (Joint Command and Control) in June 2006.
Upon completion of Department Head School, Commander Jones reported to USS JARRETT (FFG 33) in May 2007, serving as the Chief Engineer until October 2008. She completed her second Department Head tour as Material Officer in Destroyer Squadron 21. For her post-Department Head shore assignments, she worked in the Pentagon as the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Modules Requirements Officer at OPNAV N96, the Surface Warfare Division of the CNO’s Staff, as the Executive Officer of a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Uruzgan, Afghanistan, and as a Post-Department Head Detailer at Naval Personnel Command, PERS-41.
Her awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.