MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, announced that it has hired Rear Adm. Gary R. Jones (USN, Ret.) as vice president and manager of the company’s Advanced Modeling, Simulation and Training Operation.
Jones was most recently commander of the Naval Education and Training Command, the Navy’s largest shore command, where he established programs to prepare Warfighters for the conflicts of the 21st century. Prior to that position, he was commander, Naval Service Training Command, and commander, Navy Region Midwest in Great Lakes, Ill.
“The training and development needs of Warfighters have evolved radically in the past several years, as technology, the changing nature of conflicts and the needs of the next generation of recruits demand new approaches,” said Rear Adm. Richard E. Brooks (USN, Ret.), Alion Senior Vice President and Manager of the Distributed Simulation Group. “Gary’s vast experience and insights gained as a leader and an educator will help us support the advances in training that our forces require to be ready for whatever challenges they may face.”
Jones retired in August 2009 after 34 years of service. A Naval Aviator, he earned a number of command posts, including his initial Flag assignment as commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea, and Naval Component Commander, United Nations Command in Seoul, Republic of Korea. He was also Commander, Amphibious Group One in Okinawa, Japan, and had commanded the amphibious assault ship USS PELELIU.
A graduate of the Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Rear Adm. Jones also holds a Master of Science Degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, and is an Armed Forces Staff College graduate.
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