Lt. Gen. Darrell D. Jones is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. General Jones serves as the senior Air Force officer responsible for comprehensive plans and policies covering all life cycles of military and civilian personnel management, which includes military and civilian end strength management, education and training, compensation, resource allocation, and the worldwide USAF services program.
General Jones entered the Air Force in 1979 as a graduate of Mississippi State University's ROTC Program. He has served in a wide variety of assignments at base level, major command, secretariat, combatant commands and Headquarters U.S. Air Force. He has commanded a squadron, group, two wings and a direct reporting unit. The general also led the Headquarters U.S. Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel's Issues Team, served as Director of Personnel for Pacific Air Forces, and was Director of Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Central Command.
Prior to his current assignment, the general was the Commander, Air Force District of Washington, and Commander of the Air Force Forces for Joint Forces HeadquartersNational Capital Region, Andrews Air Force Base, Md., which provides the single Air Force voice and component to the Joint Forces HeadquartersNational Capital Region, as well as organizes, trains and equips combat forces for the aerospace expeditionary forces, homeland operations, civil support, national special security events and ceremonial events.