Colonel David Jones is a Logistics Officer and Foreign Area Officer (Latin America), who is currently assigned to Joint Base Meyer-Henderson. He was commissioned in 1992 after graduating from the United States Naval Academy. A veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, he has commanded at all levels throughout his career. As a Lieutenant Colonel, he commanded Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 and was the lead unit for 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. As a Colonel, he commanded Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools, Camp Johnson, NC. Colonel Jones was selected and served as the third Marine Corps Military Aide to the Vice President of the United States. He is a graduate of The Basic School; Amphibious Warfare School; Army Combined Logistics Career Captains Course (with honors); Marine Corps Command and Staff College (non-resident); and National War College. Colonel Jones is also a graduate of Campbell University's MBA program and Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with gold star in lieu of second award, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with three gold stars in lieu of fourth award and the Humanitarian Service Medal. He and his wife, Thais, have three children.
Colonel Jones was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease in 1996 while stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. He managed his disease with a healthy lifestyle and expert civilian and military medical care, and the disease had minimal impact throughout his career. He recently received a kidney transplant from a live donor on 4 November 2022.