James L. Jones

United States Marine Corps Commandant and National Security Advisor

James Logan Jones Jr. (born December 19, 1943) is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general who served as the 21st United States National Security Advisor from 2009 to 2010 during the Barack Obama administration.[1]

James L. Jones
21st United States National Security Advisor
In office
January 20, 2009 – October 8, 2010
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyThomas E. Donilon
Preceded byStephen Hadley
Succeeded byThomas E. Donilon
14th Supreme Allied Commander Europe
In office
January 17, 2003 – December 7, 2006
Secretary GeneralGeorge Robertson
Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo (acting)
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
Preceded byJoseph Ralston
Succeeded byBantz J. Craddock
32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps
In office
July 1, 1999 – January 12, 2003
PresidentBill Clinton
George W. Bush
Preceded byCharles C. Krulak
Succeeded byMichael Hagee
Personal details
James Logan Jones Jr.

(1943-12-19) December 19, 1943 (age 80)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Political partyIndependent
EducationGeorgetown University (BS)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Marine Corps
Years of service1967–2007
Rank General
CommandsSupreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
United States European Command
Commandant of the Marine Corps
2nd Marine Division
24th Marine Expeditionary Unit
3rd Battalion, 9th Marines
Battles/warsVietnam War
Gulf War
AwardsDefense Distinguished Service Medal (4)
Silver Star
Legion of Merit (5)
Bronze Star Medal (with "V" Device)
Complete list

During his military career, he served as the 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps from July 1999 to January 2003, and Commander, United States European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe from 2003 to 2006.

References change

  1. Feller, Ben (October 8, 2010). "AP sources: Jones stepping down as Obama's national security adviser; Donilon to replace him". Canadian Press. Retrieved October 8, 2010.