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BHM365 Special Interview: Willie E. Jones, President of Virginia Black History Month Association (Part 2)

September 26, 2020 BHM365 is a weekly podcast series hosted by Jo Scaife a Marketplace Entrepreneur
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BHM365 Special Interview: Willie E. Jones, President of Virginia Black History Month Association (Part 2)
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Black History Matters 365
BHM365 Special Interview: Willie E. Jones, President of Virginia Black History Month Association (Part 2)
Sep 26, 2020
BHM365 is a weekly podcast series hosted by Jo Scaife a Marketplace Entrepreneur

William E. Jones
President of Virginia Black History Month Association

 Mr. William E. Jones, USMC (retired) was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Baltimore, Maryland where he enlisted in the Marine Corps in July 1981. During his 21-year tenure as a Marine, he fulfilled various assignments to include supporting the Multi-National Peacekeeping Force in Beirut, Lebanon and participating in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

As a government civilian, Mr. Jones has worked with the U.S. Navy as the Deputy Assistant Program Manager for Systems Engineering as well as with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) as Deputy Program Manager for the Biological Combat Assessment System. He later held the position of Program Manager for DTRA’s Transformational Medical Technologies Program. Today, Mr. Jones is a Senior Management Analyst at Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Virginia. Several years ago, Mr. Jones was selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Gladys P. Todd Academy, which tutored and mentored young high school students which provided college scholarships that allow them to graduate from community college before graduating from high school. Last year, Mr. Jones was elected as the Vice-Chairman and Board of Directors of the Marine Corps Systems Command’s Diversity Awareness Program. The program manages and oversees the celebrations for the eight Special Emphasis Programs recognized by the Department of Defense.

Mr. Jones’ impressive and extensive educational background includes graduating from the U.S. Army Chemical School and Parachute School. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Behavioral Science from the University of Maryland. He is also a graduate of the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, with a Master of Science in Systems Engineering. In 2016, Mr. Jones furthered his graduate studies at the University of Maryland, graduating with a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

His decorations include: the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal 2nd award, the Marine Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the U.S. Army Parachute Wings.

Mr. Jones hobbies include volunteering as a Sabbath School Teacher and Assistant Head Elder at the Fredericksburg Seven-Day Adventist Church where he worships, as well as serving as Founder/President of the Virginia Black History Month Association. He was also appointed to the Spotsylvania County Board of Directors for Minority Affairs Committee, which ensures fair and equal hiring for local county positions. In 2004, he was selected for the Department of Defense “2005 Today’s Military” ad campaign, which published his picture and personal story in magazines like Ebony, Money, The Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, and many more.

Mr. Jones currently resides in Spotsylvania, Virginia with his wife of 32 years, Wanda, and their five children, Jessica (35) a Clinical Pharmacist, Danielle (33) a Chemist with the EPA, Joshua (29), AV Technician employed with the University of Mary Washington, Matthew (27) a college Junior, and Benjamin (20), a Music Major and recent graduate from the University of Mary Washington.

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Show Notes

William E. Jones
President of Virginia Black History Month Association

 Mr. William E. Jones, USMC (retired) was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Baltimore, Maryland where he enlisted in the Marine Corps in July 1981. During his 21-year tenure as a Marine, he fulfilled various assignments to include supporting the Multi-National Peacekeeping Force in Beirut, Lebanon and participating in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

As a government civilian, Mr. Jones has worked with the U.S. Navy as the Deputy Assistant Program Manager for Systems Engineering as well as with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) as Deputy Program Manager for the Biological Combat Assessment System. He later held the position of Program Manager for DTRA’s Transformational Medical Technologies Program. Today, Mr. Jones is a Senior Management Analyst at Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Virginia. Several years ago, Mr. Jones was selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Gladys P. Todd Academy, which tutored and mentored young high school students which provided college scholarships that allow them to graduate from community college before graduating from high school. Last year, Mr. Jones was elected as the Vice-Chairman and Board of Directors of the Marine Corps Systems Command’s Diversity Awareness Program. The program manages and oversees the celebrations for the eight Special Emphasis Programs recognized by the Department of Defense.

Mr. Jones’ impressive and extensive educational background includes graduating from the U.S. Army Chemical School and Parachute School. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Behavioral Science from the University of Maryland. He is also a graduate of the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, with a Master of Science in Systems Engineering. In 2016, Mr. Jones furthered his graduate studies at the University of Maryland, graduating with a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

His decorations include: the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal 2nd award, the Marine Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the U.S. Army Parachute Wings.

Mr. Jones hobbies include volunteering as a Sabbath School Teacher and Assistant Head Elder at the Fredericksburg Seven-Day Adventist Church where he worships, as well as serving as Founder/President of the Virginia Black History Month Association. He was also appointed to the Spotsylvania County Board of Directors for Minority Affairs Committee, which ensures fair and equal hiring for local county positions. In 2004, he was selected for the Department of Defense “2005 Today’s Military” ad campaign, which published his picture and personal story in magazines like Ebony, Money, The Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, and many more.

Mr. Jones currently resides in Spotsylvania, Virginia with his wife of 32 years, Wanda, and their five children, Jessica (35) a Clinical Pharmacist, Danielle (33) a Chemist with the EPA, Joshua (29), AV Technician employed with the University of Mary Washington, Matthew (27) a college Junior, and Benjamin (20), a Music Major and recent graduate from the University of Mary Washington.

To pre-purchase a copy of the BH365 curriculum visit at:
www.blackhistory365edcation.com.

Follow Us weekly, every Friday at www.BHM365.com 

Email us at info@bhm365.com

Episodes Edited by: Juels N. Evans, Tech Engineer Editor

Podcast music: Soundstrips.com, Title-Bitz

*This is apart of BH365 Education posted for the public.