Gen. David Jones: a legacy of efficiency, transformation
Retired Gen. David Jones, who passed away Aug. 10 at age 92 [“Jones a ‘visionary’ leader,” Aug. 26 issue], was a transformational military leader of the post-Vietnam period. Without his efforts, our military today would be less efficient and effective.
Gen. Jones left college to join the Army Air Corps shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, served in Korea and Vietnam, and was a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1974 to 1982 — a longer term than anyone before or since, with four years as Air Force chief of staff and four years as JCS chairman.
Read more here.
This article was originally published in Air Force Times.
To speak with our experts on this topic, please contact:
Print: Liz Bartolomeo (poverty, health care)
202.481.8151 or email@example.com
Print: Tom Caiazza (foreign policy, energy and environment, LGBT issues, gun-violence prevention)
202.481.7141 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Print: Allison Preiss (economy, education)
202.478.6331 or email@example.com
Print: Tanya Arditi (immigration, Progress 2050, race issues, demographics, criminal justice, Legal Progress)
202.741.6258 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Print: Chelsea Kiene (women's issues, TalkPoverty.org, faith)
202.478.5328 or email@example.com
Print: Benton Strong (Center for American Progress Action Fund)
202.481.8142 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Spanish-language and ethnic media: Jennifer Molina
202.796.9706 or email@example.com
TV: Rachel Rosen
202.483.2675 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Radio: Sally Tucker
202.482.8103 or email@example.com