Mr. Marshall J. Jones was born in South Hill, Virginia. He was commissioned through the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Program at Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia. In 1979, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree and was selected as the Distinguished Military Graduate. Mr. Jones earned an academic Fellow and National Football League scholarship. Mr. Jones later received a Master of Science Degree with honors in Agronomy from The Ohio State University. In 1981, Mr. Jones entered active duty as a Quartermaster Officer. Mr. Jones military assignments included: Chief, Joint Petroleum Office and Deputy Chief, Logistics Operations Division, US Southern Command in Panama and Miami, Florida. Battalion Commander for the Defense Energy Support Center’s Middle East Region in Bahrain while supporting Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and advisor to the US Ambassador to Yemen during the USS Cole incident. Mr. Jones culminated his 21 plus years of active military service earning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and serving as the Deputy Commanding Officer, 49th Quartermaster Group (Petroleum & Water), Fort Lee, Virginia in 2002. Upon military retirement, he worked briefly as a Senior System Logistics Analyst and entered the US Federal Civil Service workforce in 2003. From 2003 until 2012, he served as the Director of the Petroleum and Water Department at Fort Lee, Virginia until selected as the Deputy to Commandant, Quartermaster School (QMS). Mr. Jones’ military awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), US Army Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), Joint Service Commendation Medal (2nd Award), US Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Joint Achievement Medal, US Army Achievement Medal, US Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Air Assault Badge, Title of Demonstrated Logistician-SOLE affiliated, and is a lifetime member of the Distinguished Order of Saint Martin and Association of Quartermasters.
US Army Quartermaster Corps
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