Major Lee Jones

US Marine War College Fellow

War College Fellow
2022

Major Lee R. Jones was born in California and graduated
from Tulare Union High School in Tulare, California in
2000. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in
May 2002.
During Major Jones’ enlisted tenure, he served in the
Military Occupational Specialty of 6484, Electronic
Systems Countermeasures Intermediate Repair for the
EA-6B Prowler at Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron
(MALS-14), Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry
Point, North Carolina from 2003 – 2008. In 2008,
Sergeant Jones transferred to Naval Air Station Whidbey
Island where he served in his MOS alongside his Navy
counterparts. In January 2010, after completion of his
bachelor degree, Staff Sergeant Jones was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program and
attended Officers Candidate School in January 2010.
Commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in March 2010, he was
assigned to Delta Company at The Basic School and graduated in October 2010. After
completing follow-on schooling, Second Lieutenant Jones was designated a 6002 Aircraft
Maintenance Officer and reported to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron Two
(VMAQ-2), MCAS Cherry Point Cherry Point, North Carolina, and served as the Maintenance
Material Control Officer (MMCO) and deployed with the squadron in support of Operation
Enduring Freedom at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. In January 2013, First Lieutenant Jones
transferred to VMAQ-1 where he served as the MMCO and the Assistant Aircraft Maintenance
Officer (AAMO) while assisting in the transition for the squadron to become the EA-6B Prowler
training squadron VMAQT-1. During Captain Jones’ time in VMAQT-1 he was able to
participate and complete the first Expeditionary Blended Seminar Program. In January 2015
Captain Jones transferred to MALS-14 to serve as the AAMO.
In June 2015, Capt Jones transferred to MALS-16, MCAS Miramar, California where he served
as the Quality Assurance Officer simultaneously leading the process improvement effort as the
AIRSpeed Officer in Charge where he received his Department of the Navy Lean, Six Sigma
Black Belt. In January 2017 Captain Jones assumed the role as the AAMO for MALS-16 where
he coordinated the production effort of the CH-53 RESET project and the validation/verification
of RESET at Erickson Incorporated.
In August of 2018, Captain Jones transferred to Marine Corps Embassy Security Group
(MCESG) Region 7 (North and West Africa) in Frankfurt, Germany. During this time Captain
Jones was promoted to his current rank of Major and served as an Inspecting Officer, Logistics
Officer, and Executive Officer ensuring the readiness and operational capabilities of 20 United
States Embassies and Consulates located throughout 19 different countries in North and West
Africa.
Major Jones’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and
the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with three gold stars. Major Jones holds a
Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in Project Management and his
Bachelors of Science from Southern Illinois University in Electronic Systems Technologies.