Col. Bryan C. Jones, 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group
COL Bryan C. Jones enlisted in the North Carolina National Guard as a Combat Medic and served from 1993 to 1998. He received his commission in 1998 from North Carolina State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Minor in Military History. He holds a Master of Arts in Leadership and Management from Webster University. He is a graduate of Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, Joint Targeting Course, Joint Combined Warfighting School (JPME II), and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College Fellowship at the University of Washington.
COL Jones’ command and key leadership assignments include: Platoon Leader, 2nd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York; Alpha Company Commander, 1st Battalion, 58th Air Traffic Services, 18th Aviation Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; HHC Commander, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Humphreys, Korea; Battalion Commander, US Army Aviation Battalion-Japan, US Army Japan, Camp Zama, Japan; Deputy Commander, 3rd Battlefield Coordination Detachment, Eighth United States Army, Korea. He most recently served as the Director of Aviation Platforms-Requirements Determination Directorate, Aviation Determination and Integration Directorate, Army Futures Command, Fort Novosel, Alabama.
His key staff and support assignments include: Battalion Flight Operations Officer and HHC Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York; Assistant Operations Officer, 164th Air Traffic Services Group, 17th Aviation Brigade, Korea; Assistant Operations Officer, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battalion S4, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Humphreys, Korea; Assistant Operations Officer, 3rd Battlefield Coordination Detachment, Eighth United States Army, Korea; Battalion Executive Officer and Operations Officer, 3rd Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, Kattterbach, Germany; Lead Planner, Joint Task Force-North, USNORTHCOM, Fort Bliss, Texas; Director of Aviation and G33 Chief of Current Operations for Eighth United States Army, Camp Humphreys, Korea.
COL Jones has deployed to Kuwait/Iraq in support of OIF II-III and deployed to Afghanistan in support OEF XII-XIII.
COL Jones’ awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Army Reserve Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, National Defense Service Medal (BS), Global War on Terrorism Medal, Korean National Defense Medal and the NATO Medal. COL Jones has been awarded the Army Senior Aviators Badge, Army Parachutist Badge, and the Army Pathfinder Badge. He is also a recipient of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara and Order of Saint Michael Bronze Award.
COL Jones is married to HoJoung Kang of South Korea, and they have one son Blake (8).