Captain Scott A. Jones
Captain Scott A Jones earned his commission in 1995 through the University of Virginia NROTC program.
Captain Jones’ division officer sea tours include USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) where he served as the Repair Division Officer and USS STUMP (DD-978) where he served as the Combat Information Center Officer.
After earning his Master of Arts through George Washington University as a part of the Washington DC Internship Program, he completed his department head tours onboard USS PORTER (DDG 75) as the Chief Engineer and then as the Material Officer for Destroyer Squadron Two. He then went on to serve as an action officer for OPNAV N43 and then as the Deputy Military Assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy.
He served as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of USS DONALD COOK (DDG-75) from 2011-2014 where he executed a homeport shift to Rota, Spain in support of the presidentially mandated Phased Adaptive Approach for the Missile Defense of Europe.
Post command, he served first as an instructor at Surface Warfare Officer School for prospective Executive and Commanding Officers, and then as the Director, Warfighter Strategic Integration and Chief of Staff for the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program Office under the Missile Defense Agency.