C-10 Podcast: Lt. Col. Jacob Jones, Ep. 83


This week’s guest is Marine pilot Lt. Col. Jacob Jones, who works with one of our C-10 mentors, Alan Epps….so you might hear a reference to Alan.

Upon graduation from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and after two deployments as a reservist, Lt. Col. Jones was commissioned through the Officer Candidate Course in August 2004.

During his career in the Marines, he’s been a pilot and an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. He was involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Odyssey Lightning.

In the summer of 2017, he transferred to Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey where he earned dual degrees, a Master’s of Science in Information Technology Management and a Master’s of Business Administration in Information Technology.

Following Naval Postgraduate School, Lt. Col. Jones was assigned to the Manpower Information Systems Support Activity, where he currently serves as the Deputy Director.

Among Lt. Col. Jones’ awards, he’s received three Navy and Marines Commendation Medals, the Navy and Marines Achievement Medal, and a Combat Action Ribbon.

This chat with Lt. Col. Jones was recorded on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Music Theater Heritage in front of our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership students and mentors.

Unlike most of those conversations, you’ll hear our main interview, plus the students’ questions.

We chat about Lt. Col. Jones’ career in the Marines, why he wanted to serve, and a near-death experience, but we lead things off with some pregame batting practice.



In case you’re interested in previous podcasts that featured retired members of the military, there’s this one with actor/comedian Rob Riggle, one with Ret. Gen. and former Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers, plus this roundtable discussion that included Gen. Myers, and this one with George Norton.

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