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Quartermaster Assistant Commandant -  COL Rick Harney

Deputy to the Commandant

Mr. Marshall J. Jones was born in South Hill, Virginia, 4 April 1957. He received his commission as a Reserve Officer Training Corps Distinguished Military Graduate of the Virginia State University in Ettrick, VA where he received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Plant and Soil Science with honors in 1979. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Agronomy from The Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, OH with honors in 1981. Mr. Jones received his commission as a Field Artillery Officer in May of 1979. He entered active duty in August 1981 as a Quartermaster Officer upon completion of his Graduate Studies as an academic fellow and NFL scholarship recipient at OSU. Prior to his retirement from active military service, Mr. Jones served as Petroleum Platoon Leader, Petroleum Supply Officer, Assistant S3, 46th Engineer Battalion (CBT) (HVY), and Company Commander (108th Quartermaster Company) in the 1st Aviation Brigade, Fort Rucker, AL; Company Commander (20th Quartermaster Company), Pohang, Korea, Chief Security Plans, and Operations (S2/3), 2nd Quartermaster Group (PETRL), and 19th Support Command Petroleum Staff Officer, Taegu, Korea.

Following his military assignments in Korea, Mr. Jones participated in the U.S. Army's Training with Industry (TWI) program where he performed duties as a Petroleum (POL) Logistics Management Specialist with the Sun Marketing and Refining Company, Philadelphia, PA. His assignments after TWI included POL Project Officer and Deputy POL Branch Chief for Combat Developments, and Chief of Basic Petroleum Logistics Division, U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School, Fort Lee, VA. Mr. Jones also served as Executive Officer, 240th Quartermaster Battalion (Petroleum Operating), and later as Chief, Joint Petroleum Office and Deputy Chief, Logistics Operations Division, U.S. Southern Command, in Quarry Heights, Panama and Miami, FL. He served as battalion commander for Defense Energy Support Center's Middle East Energy Region, Bahrain in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and served as an advisor to the US Ambassador for Yemen during the USS Cole incident. Mr. Jones culminated his 21 plus years of active military service as Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Deputy Commanding Officer, 49th Quartermaster Group (Petroleum & Water), Fort Lee, VA in November 2002. Upon military retirement, Mr. Jones worked briefly as a Senior System Logistics Analyst until entering the US Federal Civil Service workforce in January 2003. From 2003 until 16 June 2012, he served as the Director, Petroleum and Water Department, Fort Lee, VA until selected in his current capacity as Deputy to Commandant (QMS). In this capacity he serves as the primary advisor to the QMS Commandant/US Army Quartermaster General for all matters pertaining to resource/budget management, strategic communications, and life cycle sustainment for QM logistics training, education and materiel readiness for the Army's Generating Force Initial Entry Training (IET) Base.

Mr. Jones' military and DOD/DA civilian education includes the Quartermaster Officers Basic and Advanced Courses; Basic and Advanced Petroleum and Water Logistics Courses; Petroleum Quality Assurance Course, Materiel Acquisition Management Course, Combined Arms Staff Service School, and resident Command and General Staff College; Professional Management for Executives I & II; Organizational Leadership for Executives, and the Civilian Education for Senior Leaders.

Mr. Jones' military awards include: the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (w/1OLC), U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal (w/2OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal (w/1OLC), U.S. Army Commendation Medal (w2OLC), Joint Achievement Medal, U.S. 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.

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