David Charles Jones

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David Charles Jones

David Charles Jones (born July 9, 1921) is a retired United States air force officer and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Jones graduated from Roswell flying school in New Mexico in 1943 and the National War College in 1960. He also attended the University of Nebraska, Louisiana Tech University, Minot State University, Boston University, and Troy University. In 1943 he was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He advanced through the ranks and was created a general in 1971. Jones was deputy Commander of operations in Vietnam, vice commander of the 7th Air Force, commander-in-chief of the U.S. Air Force in Europe, and commander 4th Allied Tactical Air Force. From 1974 to 1978 he served as Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1978 until he retired from military service in 1982.

He has been decorated with the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Army Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and the Bronze star.

Jones is a member of the Air Force Association, the Falcon Foundation, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Alfalfa Club, and the Bohemian Club.


Preceded by:
Gen. George S. Brown
Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force
1974–1978
Succeeded by:
Gen. Lew Allen Jr.
Preceded by:
Gen. George S. Brown
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
1978–1982
Succeeded by:
Gen. John William Vessey Jr.

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