Committee Member

Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Michele S. Jones, USA
Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services


  • Vice Chair

Other Positions /
Employment /
Community Involvement

  • President/CEO, The Bones Theory Group, L.L.C.
  • Vice President of Leadership and Training, Civility Management Solutions
  • Advisor, Our Community Salutes, Inc.

Prior Military Service
or Affiliation

  • Retired from the Army after 25 years
  • Special Assistant to Secretary of Defense White House Liaison
  • Army’s first female Division Command Sergeant Major
  • Last assignment 9th Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserves (First Female)

Highest Education

  • Honorary Doctorate, Doctor of Public Service, Southern New Hampshire University
  • Honorary Doctorate, Doctor of Humane Letters, National Louis University
  • Bachelor of Science, Fayetteville State University (Cum Laude)

Achievements /
Awards /

  • Distinguished Service Medal
  • Legion of Merit
  • Royal Thai and German Airborne Wings
  • Featured in the National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Toyota American Pride Award
  • Ford Foundation Freedom Sister’s Award
  • National Coalition for Black Civic Participation Lifetime Achievement Award
  • NAACP Meritorious Service Award

CSM Michele Jones, USA, Retired

Michele Jones