LIEUTENANT COLONEL RUSSELL A. JONES

COMMANDER, RADFORD ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT
Lieutenant Colonel Russell A. Jones assumed command of Radford Army Ammunition Plant on June 3, 2021.


Lt. Col. Jones was commissioned through the Army Officer Candidate School as a Distinguished Honor Graduate in November of 2001. He received both his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.


His military education includes the Chemical Officers’ Basic Course, Chemical Officers’ Advanced Course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Joint Planner’s Course, the Recruiting Commander’s Course, the Recruiting Operations Course, and the Hazmat Certification Course.


Lt. Col. Jones’ previous assignments include Battalion Chemical Officer, 1-64 Armor, Fort Stewart, Georgia, with deployments to Kuwait and the Iraqi Theater; Battalion Chemical Officer, 1-108 Aviation, Topeka, Kansas, with a deployment to the Iraqi Theater; Battalion Operations Officer, Denver Recruiting Battalion, Denver, Colorado; Company Commander, Omaha Recruiting Company, Omaha, Nebraska; Deputy Training Officer, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Secretary to the General Staff, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Brigade Recruiting Operations Officer, 2nd Recruiting Brigade, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama; Brigade Executive Officer, 2nd Recruiting Brigade, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama; Deputy Chief for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive, Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, South Carolina; Executive Officer to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky; and, immediately prior to his assignment as Radford commander, he served as the Chief of Chemical/Biological Policy, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.


Lt. Col. Jones’ awards include the Bronze Star; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Commendation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Achievement Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters); Iraqi Campaign Medal (with 4 stars); Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Presidential Unit Citation (Army); Joint Meritorious Unit Award; and the U.S. Army Recruiting Badge. He has also been awarded the Air Defense Honorable Order of Saint Barbara and the Chemical Corps Honorary Order of the Dragon.

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