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Rank/Name/MOS: COL JOHN B. JONES, USMC 123-45-6789/9914/0302

DOR: 1 November 1998

Address: 867 Robert Circle,

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 92063

Height/Weight: 70”/171 lbs.

Contact Info: Voice: 444-333-9999

FAX: 555-666-5454


1. Since May 1998. Commanding Officer, Reserve Support Unit, IMA-Det., Camp Pendleton, CA. Instrumental in developing enhancements to Reserve IMA support of the Active Component. Special Staff Officer project, CG MARFORPAC on IMA utilization. Provided analytical support to MARFORPAC initiative formulating IMA utilization in future roles and missions. Helped prepare CG presentation for the Commandant.
2. 1994-Present. Member Adjunct Faculty, Naval War College, Responsible for amphibious operations instruction to approximately 200 Regular officers of all armed services and other nations attending Naval War College each year.
3. 1998-Present. Board of Trustees, Reserve Officer Assoc.
4. 1994-Present. Member, Editorial Board Marine Corps Gazette.
1975 J.D. (with honors) University of Indiana

1971 B.A. Harvard University

Legion of Merit; Meritorious Service Medal; Navy Commendation Medal; Combat Action Ribbon; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Organized Marine Corps Reserve Medal with four stars; National Defense Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; Expert rifle/pistol.

1995 Landing Force Staff Planning (MEB) (Coronado)

1994 Reserve Components National Security (Pensacola)

1990-91 Command and Staff I and II (Quantico)

1988 Law of War (Newport)

1985-86 AWS I and II (Quantico)

1981 International Law (U.S. Army JAG School)

1975 Embarkation for Amphibious Ops (Okinawa)

1975-76 TBS (Finished 20th out of class of 232)


1998-Present. Commanding Officer, RSU IMA-Det., Camp Pendleton, CA; Member Adjunct Faculty, Naval War College. Also served as Special Staff Officer for CG MARFORPAC on USMCR IMA Roles and Missions.

1992-96. Commanding Officer, 25th Marines; Awarded Legion of Merit. July 1993: Served as Special Operations Officer, Reserve Affairs, HOMC.
1987-91. PP&O IMA-Det., Washington, D.C. (Taught week-long courses to active duty Marines 3-4 times per year)

1982-86. S-3A, 3/24. Included CAX ATD, Twentynine Palms; cold weather survival ATD.

1980-82. Commanding Officer, Co. “5”, 3/24; Commended for company’s performance in cold weather exercise ATD at Ft. Wainwright, Alaska.

1978-80. 3rd CAG, Los Angeles, CA, completed tour as S-3, 1980; U. S. Army JAG School, Charlottesville (1978); Civil Affairs Augmentee in series of Solid Shield Exercises; Commended for augmentation in Exercise Cold Bear; Augmentee in Exercise Display Boldness

1975-78. Active Duty: MCRD San Diego, Series Officer, Defense Counsel, Legal Assistance Counsel.

1973-74. PLC, Commissioned June 1974.


1.“The Marine Rifleman,” The Los Angeles Times (July 5, 1995);

2.“Reservists in Korea,” Navy Times (May 24 1994);

3.“Special Operations. A Perspective,” Marine Corps Gazette (May 1994)

4.“The Future of the Marine Corps Reserve”, (Approx. 75 pages), distributed by CG, MARFORRES, October 1993;

5.“Recruiting for the Future, “Marine Corps Gazette (May 1993);

6.“End Terrorism,” New York Times (January 28, 1992);

7.Book Review of Lost Opportunities by Lewis B. Doctor, Jr., Marine Corps Gazette (September 1991)

8.“Moral Imperatives of the Gulf War,” California Law Journal (April 7, 1991)


98-Present. Board of Trustees, Reserve Officers Association

94-Present. Member, Editorial Board, Marine Corps Gazette

Life Member, MCROA

Life Member, U.S. Naval Institute

Life Member, Reserve Officers Association


1983-Present. Private law practice. Litigation partner in 55-lawyer firm of Smith, Howard and Jones in Anaheim, CA.

1978-83. Assistant District Attorney, San Diego, CA.


Contributor to numerous law and business journals; regular columnist on legal matters for Professional Briefings Author, book on corporate law (2d Ed. 1998)

Married, two school-age children; active in community events and sports.

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