Master Chief Heath B. Jones assumed the duties of the 14th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard on May 19, 2022. Master Chief Jones is the senior enlisted member of the Coast Guard and the principal advisor to the Commandant on all personnel matters.
Previous CSEL assignments include the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, where he led the 17,000 member workforce that provides support that enable global Coast Guard mission execution. Prior to that he served as the CSEL to the Pacific Area Commander, where he advised on all personnel and operational matters from the Rocky Mountains west to the east coast of Africa, including both the Arctic and Antarctic regions. He also served as the CSEL for the Eighth Coast Guard District, spanning 26 states and covering all missions form the vast inland river system to the outer continental shelf.
MCPOCG Jones is a native of Covington, La. He enlisted in the Coast Guard in August of 1995. His previous assignments include Command Master Chief, Sector Hampton Roads; Officer in Charge, USCGC SEA HORSE; Officer in Charge, Station Pensacola; Officer in Charge, USCGC Bollard; Officer in Charge, Station Cape Charles; Executive Petty Officer, Station Little Creek; Executive Petty Officer, USCGC SEAHAWK; First Lieutenant Station New Orleans; First Lieutenant USCGC KANAWHA.
CMC Jones’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit, five Meritorious Service Medals, five Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and various service, unit, and team awards. He wears the Commandant Staff Badge, 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.
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 a Bachelor and 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. He proudly serves as a member of the Training Center Cape May Board of Advisors and the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Board of Directors.
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 his wife Katherine, and daughter Sidney and her husband Thomas.