Command Master Chief Heath B. Jones assumed the duties as Command Master Chief of Coast Guard Pacific Area on August 5, 2019 where he serves as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for all U.S. Coast Guard missions from the Rocky Mountains to waters off the East Coast of Africa, encompassing four Coast Guard Districts. Most recently, CMC Jones served as the 8th Coast Guard District Command Master Chief in New Orleans, La.
Originally from Covington, La, CMC Jones enlisted in 1995. He has served as the Command Master Chief of 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 three 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 and daughter Sidney, who are both currently attending Louisiana State University.