Lit. D.M JONES
Albany, New York . U.S.A
Jones Derick Miller was (born March 11th , 1961) He is a United State Army, who work as Commanding Officer Under the UN Peace Keeping Mission in Afghanistan. His father, William B. Mller, was a serving officer in the US Army, eventually retired as the 2nd Commander of Fifth Army. During Jones early childhood, his father was stationed at the United States Military Academy. Growing up there gave him a chance to interact with West Point cadets, who helped teach some youth sports teams, which deeply influenced him.
Jones attended Saint Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Virginia. then proceed to Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham Virginia. From there, he was accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. After graduating from West Point, Jones served in different posts throughout the country and overseas. He continued his education with a master's degree in systems technology from the Naval Postgraduate School and then a master of military arts and sciences from the School for Advanced Military Studies which is part of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Jones has also attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government and Harvard University as a Senior Service College Fellow.
Jones learned early on that the military required him to be flexible and ready for new challenges. One month prior to leaving his battalion command position in the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii, his commanding general sent him to Haiti to work as his political-military liaison in the U.S. Embassy during Operation Uphold Democracy in the mid-1990s.
Jones took his communications, intelligence and operations cells and worked in the embassy for six months. "I gave up command, formed this organization and took off to go work in an American embassy, which I'd never done in my life", he recalled. " In fact, I'm not even sure I'd ever been in an American embassy overseas in my life. I literally started from scratch."
After his tour in Haiti, he commanded the 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, at Fort Drum, New York. He worked in the Office of the Director for Strategic Plans and Policy on the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, and later served as the executive assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Jones duties once again tested his readiness and flexibility after the