SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JIM MATTIS ANNOUNCED THAT REAR ADMIRAL (LOWER HALF) KEITH M. JONES, HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR PROMOTION TO THE RANK OF REAR ADMIRAL (UPPER HALF), AND CAPT. JACQUELYN MCCLELLAND, HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR PROMOTION TO THE RANK OF REAR ADMIRAL (LOWER HALF).
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Rear Adm. Keith M. Jones, SC, USN
Rear Adm. Jones is currently serving as commander, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, Williamsburg, Virginia. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree from California State University Bakersfield.
Jones’ previous command assignments include reserve director, Logistics Programs and Business Operations, N41, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.; commanding officer, Logistics Readiness Center, Headquarters 120, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, California; Navy Overseas Air Cargo Terminal E208; Navy Cargo Handling Battalion SIX; Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk Detachment 206; Commander Naval Air Forces Atlantic Supply 1086; and Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Operations Team-Atlanta.
Jones was mobilized in a dual-hatted role as commander, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group Forward; and as commander, U.S. FIFTH Fleet Task Group 56.3, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait in support of the final U.S. drawdown from Iraq in Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
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Capt. Jacquelyn McClelland, SC, USN
Capt. McClelland is currently serving as deputy chief of staff, Fleet Operations, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Global Logistics Support, San Diego, California. McClelland, a native of Ocean City, New Jersey, earned a bachelor’s degree from Temple University and a master’s degree from Boston University. She is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College Command and Staff Program, Joint Professional Military Education Phase One.
McClelland’s previous command assignments include joint team lead for Defense Logistics Agency Defense Distribution Center, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania; commanding officer, Navy Reserve, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Jacksonville, Florida; operations officer, NAVSUP, Headquarters, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; deputy group commander, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group FORWARD, Kuwait, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom; commanding officer, Navy Cargo Handling Battalion TWELVE; commanding officer, Defense Logistics Agency Support Team, Afghanistan; battle captain, J-31 operations officer, and chief of staff, Navy Reserve Defense Logistics Agency Contingency Support Team Headquarters, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; executive officer, Navy Reserve Naval Regional Contracting Center, Naples, Italy; administration officer, operations officer, and executive officer, Navy Reserve Navy Petroleum Office, Headquarters, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; supply officer and assistant officer in charge, Navy Reserve Cheatham Annex, Williamsburg, Virginia; special projects officer, mobilization officer, and training officer, Navy Reserve Naval Regional Contracting Center Detachment London, England; and training officer, Navy Reserve Naval Support Center, Norfolk, Virginia.