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LIEUTENANT GENERAL DARRELL D. JONES

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Lt. Gen. Darrell D. Jones is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. General Jones serves as the senior Air Force officer responsible for comprehensive plans and policies covering all life cycles of military and civilian personnel management, which includes military and civilian end strength management, education and training, compensation, resource allocation, and the worldwide USAF services program.

General Jones entered the Air Force in 1979 as a graduate of Mississippi State University's ROTC Program. He has served in a wide variety of assignments at base level, major command, secretariat, combatant commands and Headquarters U.S. Air Force. He has commanded a squadron, group, two wings and a direct reporting unit. The general also led the Headquarters U.S. Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel's Issues Team, served as Director of Personnel for Pacific Air Forces, and was Director of Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Central Command.

Prior to his current assignment, the general was the Commander, Air Force District of Washington, and Commander of the Air Force Forces for Joint Forces Headquarters-National Capital Region, Andrews Air Force Base, Md., which provides the single Air Force voice and component to the Joint Forces Headquarters-National Capital Region, as well as organizes, trains and equips combat forces for the aerospace expeditionary forces, homeland operations, civil support, national special security events and ceremonial events.

EDUCATION
1979 Bachelor of Science degree, Mississippi State University
1984 Master of Arts degree in business administration, Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.
1984 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1991 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. October 1979 - April 1982, assistant Chief, Quality Force Section; Chief, Customer Assistance Section; Chief, Quality Force Section; and Chief, Personnel Utilization Section, Consolidated Base Personnel Office, Williams AFB, Ariz.
2. April 1982 - August 1984, assistant for Resource Distribution, later, Chief, Assignment Analysis Branch, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters Air Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
3. August 1984 - August 1985, executive officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters Air Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
4. August 1985 - August 1986, personnel adviser and board member, Secretary of the Air Force Personnel Council, Air Staff Training Program, Washington, D.C.
5. August 1986 - August 1987, Chief, Consolidated Base Personnel Office, 384th Combat Support Group, McConnell AFB, Kan.
6. August 1987 - September 1988, Director of Personnel, 384th Combat Support Group, McConnell AFB, Kan.
7. September 1988 - June 1990, Commander, 384th Mission Support Squadron, and Chief, Mission Support, 384th Combat Support Group, McConnell AFB, Kan.
8. June 1990 - June 1991, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. June 1991 - May 1992, Chief, Entitlements, Compensation and Education, Directorate of Manpower Personnel and Security, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany
10. June 1992 - June 1994, Chief, World War II Commemoration Branch, later, Deputy Chief, World War II Commemoration Division, Directorate of Manpower Personnel and Security, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany
11. July 1994 - June 1995, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
12. June 1995 - June 1997, Chief, Force Structure Plans and Policies, Directorate of Military Personnel Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. June 1997 - June 1999, Chief, Personnel Issues Team, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
14. June 1999 - May 2001, Commander, 62nd Support Group, McChord AFB, Wash.
15. May 2001 - July 2002, Director of Personnel, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
16. July 2002 - June 2004, Commander, 66th Air Base Wing, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
17. June 2004 - June 2006, Director of Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
18. June 2006 - January 2008, Commander, 37th Training Wing, Lackland AFB, Texas
19. February 2008 - November 2009, Director of Force Management Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
20. November 2009 - December 2010, Commander, Air Force District of Washington, Andrews AFB, Md.
21. December 2010 - present, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington DC

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1991 - May 1992, Chief, Entitlements, Compensation and Education, Directorate of Manpower Personnel and Security, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany, as a major
2. June 1992 - June 1994, Chief, World War II Commemoration Branch, later, Deputy Chief, World War II Commemoration Division, Directorate of Manpower Personnel and Security, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany, as a major and lieutenant colonel
3. June 2004 - June 2006, Director of Manpower Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla., as a colonel and brigadier general

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS 
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Recognition Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1988 Outstanding Personnel Manager of the Year Award (Base-level Senior Personnel Manager), Strategic Air Command
1989 Outstanding  Personnel Manager of the Year Award (Base-level Senior Personnel Manager), SAC 
1989 Outstanding Personnel Manager of the Year Award (Base-level Senior Personnel Manager), USAF 
2008 General and Mrs. Jerome O'Malley Award

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Oct. 28, 1979
First Lieutenant Oct. 28, 1981
Captain Oct. 28, 1983
Major March 1, 1988
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 1993
Colonel March 1, 1999
Brigadier General March 1, 2006
Major General July 3, 2009 
Lieutenant General Dec. 14, 2010

(Current as of September 2013)

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