Lt. Col. Ricardo Jones
264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion commander
Lt. Col. Ricardo Jones is a native of Kansas City, Missouri. Jones graduated from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, and commissioned as a Quartermaster Officer in December 2002. He completed the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course at Fort Lee, Virginia, in May 2003.
His first duty assignment was 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. There he served as a rigger platoon leader for 600th Quartermaster Company, Supply Support Activity Platoon Leader for 364th Quartermaster Company, and Company Executive Officer for 259th Field Service Company. LTC Jones was then assigned to a Military Transition Team serving as a Logistics Advisor for a Battalion MITT Team. Upon completion of the MITT Team, Jones was assigned to 1st Theater Support Command serving as an Emergency Operations Center Battle Captain. He was then selected to serve as the Aide de Camp to the 50th Quartermaster General BG (R) Jesse Cross. Following his Aide de Camp assignment, Jones assumed command of 267th Quartermaster Company, 49th Quartermaster Group. Jones then attended the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course followed by Command & General Staff College. Following CGSC, Jones served as a Battalion Executive Officer for 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division. He was then assigned to serve as the Brigade Operations Officer for 4th Sustainment Brigade, 1st Calvary Division. Following his Key and Developmental time at Fort Hood, Jones was assigned to the Army G4 Staff at the Pentagon where he served as the Military Assistant to the former Army G4 (Gen Gustave Perna). Jones most recently served on the Joint Staff (J39) at the Pentagon as a Special Technical Operations Planner.
Lt. Col. Jones has deployed five times in his military career:
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) June 2004-June 2005
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) February 2007-May 2007
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) June 2009-June 2010
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) July 2012-July 2013
Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) September 2014-April 2015
His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (one oak leaf clusters), Parachutist Badge, Combat Action Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, and Joint Staff Identification Badge. He's the recipient of the Quartermaster Corps Order of Saint Martin Award.
Jones' civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. He also has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University.