His fleet assignments include USS Orion (AS-18) in La Maddalena, Italy, USS Hunley (AS-31) in Norfolk, Virginia, USS O’Brien (DD-975), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54), USS Thach (FFG-43), USS Gary (FFG-51), and USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), all in Yokosuka, Japan, Mobile Security Squadron 7 (MSS-71) in Agana, Guam, and USS Essex (LHD-2) and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) in Sasebo, Japan. Additionally, he completed shore duty assignments at the Naval Leadership/Center for Personal and Professional Development in Kings Bay, Georgia, and Afloat Training Group Western Pacific in Yokosuka, Japan.
He was selected to the Command Master Chief (CMC) program in 2015, and reported to USS Port Royal (CG-73) in Honolulu, Hawaii, for his first CMC tour.
He is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (class 185), the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat school (class 141) in Newport, Rhode Island, the Navy Senior Leadership Seminar, and is a Master Training Specialist/Afloat Training Specialist.
Master Chief Jones’s decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and various unit and campaign awards.
Jones assumed duties at Commander, Destroyer Squadron FIFTEEN as CMC in December 2017.