Major General James “Rev” Jones (Ret.) transitioned from active military duty after more than 31 years of service. He is now a Senior Consultant with Two Blue Aces. Rev’s military experience affords him the ability to provide senior level strategy planning, leadership training, and solution-driven consulting to clients.
Prior to retiring from the Air Force, Rev served as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, where he was responsible to the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff for formulating policy supporting air, space, irregular warfare, counter-proliferation, homeland security, weather and cyber operations. As the Air Force Operations Deputy to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Jones helped determine operational requirements, capabilities and training necessary to support national security objectives and military strategy.
Rev received his commission through Officer Training School in 1983 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Louisiana Tech University in 1981. He gained high levels of credibility in the F-16 as an instructor pilot, Chief of Weapons and Tactics, and an academic flight commander at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School. He also has experience working with joint forces developing multi-service tactics, techniques, and procedures and determining munitions requirements for military operations. Following an operational command assignment of a fighter squadron, General Jones gained operational expertise in airborne command and control platforms, refueling aircraft, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, giving General Jones a unique ability to fully understand air power integration requirements. Rev has commanded an operations group, the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, the 116th Air Control Wing, and the 55th Wing, where he was recognized as Air Combat Command’s best wing commander in 2009. Prior to his final assignments at the Air Staff, he was the Deputy Commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, the Deputy, Combined Force Air Component Commander, U.S. Central Command, and the Vice Commander of the 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force. General Jones is a command pilot with more than 2,700 flying hours in the RC-135, E-8C, KC-135R, E-3B/C, F-16A/B/C/D, T-38 and T-37.
General Jones also serves on the Board of Directors for a west coast company that specializes in modeling and simulation systems and support services for 21st Century Air, Land, and Sea synthetic training, and is the Chairman of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce's Veterans Council.
Jim "Rev" Jones
Major General USAF (Retired)
Chairman, Prince William Chamber of Commerce's Veterans Council
Board of Directors, PLEXSYS Interface Products, Inc.
Master's Degree, National Security and Strategic Studies, Distinguished Graduate, Naval War College (2001)
Master's Degree, Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (1994)
Bachelor of Science, Music, Louisiana Tech University (1977-81)
Retired as a Major General (2014)
Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.; Director of Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C; Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command; Deputy, Combined Force Air Component Commander, U.S. Central Command; Vice Commander 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force, Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia; Deputy Director, Operations (J3), U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.; Commander, 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, Neb.; Commander, 116th Air Control Wing, Robins AFB, Ga.; special assistant to the Commander, Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Ga.; Commander, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia; Commander, 116th Operations Group, Robins AFB, Ga.; Commander, 93rd Operations Group, Robins AFB, Ga.; Deputy Commander for Operations, 552nd Operations Group, Tinker AFB, Okla.; Deputy Division Chief for Munitions Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.; etc.
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 2,700
Aircraft flown: RC-135, E-8C, KC-135R, E-3B/C, TC-18E, F-16A/B/C/D, AT-38A/B, T-38 and T-37
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Colonel Joseph A. Moller Trophy, 2009
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal