Rear Adm. Kevin Jones is a native of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and a 1990 graduate from Norwich University, Military College of Vermont where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and received his commission through Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC). Following commissioning, he completed Supply Officer training at the Naval Supply Corps School in Athens, Georgia. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College earning a Master of Arts in Foreign Affairs and a Master’s in Business Administration. He also attended Columbia University Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program.
His afloat and command tours include commanding officer, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella; commanding officer, Naval Special Warfare Group 1, Logistics Support Unit; supply officer department head, USS Jarrett (FFG-33); and material division officer and aviation support division officer, USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63).
His shore tours include duty as assistant commander, Supply Operations and Logistics Policy (N3/N4), Navy Supply Systems Command; chief of staff, NAVSUP Headquarters in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; assistant chief of staff for Logistics, Engineering, Maintenance and Combat Systems (N4) for Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command; joint logistic planner, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, J4 Directorate; director of logistics on the staff of Commander Marine Corps Bases Western Area, G4 Directorate; and contracting officer, Naval Air Systems Command where he supported the F/A-18 Super Hornet program. He was stationed in Kuwait attached to the U.S. Embassy working with Kuwait Air Force as an advisor to the Kuwait Air Forces chief of logistics.
As a flag officer, Jones was previously assigned as commander, Navy Office of Special Projects. In June 2018, he assumed duties as commander, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.
He is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community. Jones has earned his supply warfare qualifications in aviation, surface warfare and expeditionary.
Personal awards include the Legions of Merit (three awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards) and various unit awards and citations.