Command Master Chief Heath B. Jones assumed the duties as Command Master for the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support on June 11, 2021. The 17,000-person DCMS organization delivers the systems and people that enable the Coast Guard to efficiently and effectively perform its operational missions. The enterprise is responsible for all facets of support for the Coast Guard’s diverse mission sets through oversight of all human capital, lifecycle naval, aeronautical, and civil engineering and logistics, acquisitions, information technology, and security.
Prior to this assignment, CMC Jones served as the Coast Guard Pacific Area Command Master Chief in Alameda, Ca.
Originally from Covington, La, CMC Jones enlisted in 1995. He has served as the Command Master Chief of the 8th Coast Guard District, New Orleans, La. and Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads, Portsmouth, Va.; Officer in Charge of Coast Guard Cutter SEA HORSE, Station Pensacola, Coast Guard Cutter BOLLARD, and Station Cape Charles. He has also served as Executive Petty Officer of Station Little Creek and Coast Guard Cutter SEAHAWK, as well as First Lieutenant of Station New Orleans and Coast Guard Cutter KANAWHA.
CMC Jones is a proud graduate of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Academy Class 124, the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course class 48, and he is a Keystone 18-1 Fellow. He holds both a Bachelor and a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Management with a specialty in Human Resource Management. He also holds a Certificate of Apprenticeship as a Master Homeland Security Specialist from USMAP.
CMC Jones’s personal awards include four Meritorious Service Medals, five Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, the Command Afloat and Ashore Devices, and the permanent Cutterman, Coxswain, and Advance Boat Forces insignia. He is the recipient of the 2012 Signalman First Class Douglas Munro Inspirational Leadership Award and the 2006 Master Chief Petty Officer Angela McShan Inspirational Leadership Award.
He has been married to the former Carol Ann Clarke of Folsom, La since 1996. They are the very proud parents of son Christian, attending Graduate School at The University of New Orleans, and daughter Sidney, attending Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans.