Lieutenant General Omar J. Jones IV
Commanding General, U.S. Army Installation Management Command
Lieutenant General Omar Jones commands US Army Installation Management Command and is responsible for leading over 60,000 professionals and supporting quality of life and readiness on 80 Army installations around the world.
Lieutenant General (LTG) Jones began his career commissioning into the infantry in 1992 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
Following basic officer training, his first assignment was in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he led three platoons, served as a battalion staff officer, and deployed to the Mexican border in support of Joint Task Force 6 and to Panama for Operation Safe Haven.
In 1992, LTG Jones served in the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, as a brigade staff officer and commanded two companies. He deployed as a rifle company commander to Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of Operation Joint Forge.
After advanced civil schooling at Harvard University in 2001, LTG Jones served as a strategist on the Army Staff in the Pentagon.
In 2004, LTG Jones was assigned to 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington, as a battalion and brigade staff officer. He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and conducted combat operations in Baghdad, Fallujah, and Mosul.
In April 2006, the brigade reflagged to 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment and restationed to Vilseck, Germany. LTG Jones served as a regimental staff officer and deputy commander and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. LTG Jones then commanded 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
After graduating from the National War College in 2012, LTG Jones commanded the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado, and deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield.
Following brigade command, he served as the Executive Officer to the Commanding General, U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.
Upon promotion to general officer, LTG Jones served as the Deputy Commanding General for Operations in the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, then as the Chief of Public Affairs for the US Army in the Pentagon, Washington D.C.
From 2019-2021, LTG Jones commanded the US Army’s Military District of Washington and US Northern Command’s Joint Task Force National Capital Region and was responsible for Department of Defense support to multiple National Special Security Events, to include the 2021 Presidential Inauguration.
Prior to taking command of Installation Management Command (IMCOM) in 2022, LTG Jones served as the IMCOM Deputy Commanding General.
LTG Jones is a graduate of Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and Command and General Staff College. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research from the U.S. Military Academy, a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University, and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the National War College.