Mr. Mitchell L. Jones
Mr. Jones began his 27-year federal service career as a U.S. Army Soldier October 1987. He served in various positions throughout Europe, Southwest Asia, and the United States. He departed active duty in June 1997 after 10 years of service. He began his career as a Department of the Army (DA) civilian employee with the U.S. Army in Grafenwöhr Germany June 1997 where he served in several key positions such as training officer for the Directorate of Training (DOT), Emergency Operations Center (EOC) battle captain, and Anti-Terrorism, Plans and Operations officer.
In December 2003 he was selected by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) On-Site Inspection Directorate to serve as the Chief, DTRA/OSC at a geographically separated DTRA branch office located in Newport, Indiana with the mission of providing Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) national escort oversight of treaty inspection activities by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) under the Chemical Weapons Convention. In September 2005 he was selected by USAG Ansbach Germany to serve as the Chief Plans Analysis and Integration Office (PAIO) managing and executing Global Rebasing and Restructuring missions functions for the garrison. In March 2006 he was selected by USAG Ansbach, Germany to serve as the Director of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security – the principal staff agency for all matters concerning garrison operations, plans, force protection, intelligence, and security.
From March 2012 to January 2013 Mr. Jones served as interim deputy to the commander for USAG Ansbach with two subordinate garrisons, USAG Bamberg and USAG Schweinfurt. In January 2013 Mr. Jones's proven skills in leading change and people resulted in being selected by IMCOM-Europe Regional Director to serve as the Task Force Chief responsible for leading a multi-functional team to develop and execute garrison closure plans and operations for the purpose of closing USAGs Bamberg and Schweinfurt and returning them the government of Germany. In November 2014, Mr. Jones was again appointed as the Deputy to the Commander for USAG Ansbach.
Mr. Jones holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Pacific University. His professional training includes the Force Protection / Antiterrorism Standard 14 (FP STD 14) Assessment Training, Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) Demilitarization and Orientation Course, and the Army Management Staff College's DPTMS Course.