LTC David R. Jones
Lieutenant Colonel David Jones, from Rochester, MN, graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in May 2003. He earned a Bachelor of Science in History and commissioned as a United States Army Aviation Officer. He attended the Aviation Officer Basic Course and graduated flight school in 2004.
His first assignment after flight school was at Fort Hood with the 3d Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade where he served as a Battalion S4, Assault Platoon Leader and Battalion S1 from 2004-2007. After completing the Aviation Captain’s Career Course in 2008, Lieutenant Colonel Jones was assigned as an Assistant Team Chief of an Iraqi Federal Police Transition Team with duty in Mosul, Iraq.
He then served as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Creighton University in Omaha from 2009-2011. He assumed command of Delta Company, 3d Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment at Fort Bliss in 2011 and subsequently served in the 1st Armored Division G3 Aviation Cell.
Following ILE, Lieutenant Colonel Jones served as an Aviation Advisor in Saudi Arabia and was then assigned to 1st Armored Division. At Fort Bliss he served as a Brigade Aviation Officer for 2d Armored Brigade Combat Team, Battalion Executive Officer for 2d Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, and as the Brigade Operations Officer for the Combat Aviation Brigade. Most recently, Lieutenant Colonel Jones served as the Chief of Future Operations for US Army North at Fort Sam Houston.
He has two operational deployments to Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005-2006 and 2008-2009.
Lieutenant Colonel Jones is a graduate of the Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course, Aviation Officer Basic and Captain’s Career Courses, the Command and General Staff Course, and the Advanced Military Studies Program.
Lieutenant Colonel Jones’ awards are commensurate with his time in service. He has earned the Combat Action Badge, Senior Aviator Badge, and Parachutist Badge
CSM Tyrone Murphy Jr.
Command Sergeant Major Tyrone Murphy Jr. is a native of Maysville NC and graduated from Jones Senior High school on June 12, 1992.
Command Sergeant Major Murphy entered the Army on 23 April 1997 and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson South Carolina. Upon completion of his Basic Training he attended Advanced training at Fort Lee Virginia and was awarded the MOS of 92F (Petroleum Supply Specialist). On September 11, 2001 Specialist Murphy reclassed and was awarded the MOS of 15U (Medium Helicopter Repairer).
Command Sergeant Major Murphy has held every leadership position from team leader to BDE Operations Sergeant Major. His duty assignments include 1-3 Attack Helicopter Battalion, Hunter Army Airfield (HAAF) GA., B CO 2-159 Aviation Regiment, HAAF GA., B Co 2-52 Aviation Regiment, Camp Humphries Korea, D CO 2-3 General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB), HAAF GA., A CO 1-222 Aviation Regiment at Fort Eustis VA, HHC 2-227th (GSAB), 1st Air Cavalry Brigade (1ACB) Ft Hood TX, E Co 2-82 Assault Helicopter Battalion, Fort Bragg NC, Bravo Company 122 Aviation Support Battalion (ASB), Fort Bragg NC and the most recent assignment as the 2CAB Brigade Operations Sergeant Major, Camp Humphries Korea.
Command Sergeant Major Murphy’s military training includes: Advanced Individual Training as a Petroleum Supply Specialist, and Medium Helicopter Repairer. Basic Leaders Course (BLC), Advanced Leaders Course (ALC), Senior Leaders Course (SLC), Master Resilience Trainer, Air Assault School, AIT Platoon Sergeant School and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.
Command Sergeant Major Murphy’s awards and decorations include but are not limited to The Meritorious Service Medal (fourth award), The Army Commendation Medal (seventh award), Iraqi Campaign Medal (4 campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Master Aviation Crewmember Badge, induction into The Honorable Order of Saint Michael (Bronze Award), Air Assault Badge, Drivers Badge and met the criteria for the wearing of the Army Physical Fitness Badge for 20 consecutive years.