Peter Jones (admiral)

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Peter David Jones
Born (1957-12-23) 23 December 1957 (age 56)
Sydney, New South Wales
Allegiance  Australia
Service/branch  Royal Australian Navy
Years of service 1974–2014
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held Chief Capability Development Group
HMAS Melbourne
Australian Surface Task Group
Battles/wars War in Afghanistan
Iraq War
Awards Officer of the Order of Australia
Distinguished Service Cross
Legionnaire of the Legion of Merit (United States)

Vice Admiral Peter David Jones AODSCRAN (born 23 December 1957) is a senior officer in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the current Chief Capability Development Group (CCDG). Jones will retire from the RAN in October 2014, and be succeeded as CCDG by Major General John Caligari.[1]

Early life[edit]

Peter Jones was born in Sydney, New South Wales, to Patricia Jane (née Matthews) and Lloyd Arthur Jones on 23 December 1957. He wed Rhonda Leona Payget on 19 March 1989, with whom he has two sons.[2]

Service history[edit]

Jones joined the Royal Australian Navy as a midshipman in 1974. He is qualified as a surface warfare specialist.

During Jones's career he has commanded HMAS Melbourne (for which he was made a Member of the Order of Australia), the RAN Task Group in the Persian Gulf and the multinational Maritime Interception Force (MIF) (for which he was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross and the US Legion of Merit). He has also served as the Maritime Interception Operations Screen Commander for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Commander Australian Surface Task Group, Commander Australian Navy Systems Command, Head of ICT Operations/Strategic J6 and Head Capability Systems.

Jones was promoted to the rank of vice admiral and appointed to the position of Chief Capability Development Group in late November 2011, making him at that time the second most senior officer in the RAN behind the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs.[citation needed]

Jones was advanced to an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours list, "For distinguished service as Head Information and Communications Technology Operations and Head Capability Systems in the Capability Development Group".[3]

Honours and awards[edit]

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DSC (Australia) ribbon.png Australian Active Service Medal ribbon.png Afghanistan Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Iraq Medal (Australia) ribbon.png

Australian Service Medal ribbon.png DFSM with Fed Star.png Australian Defence Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Legion of Merit ribbon.svg

AUS Meritorious Unit Citation with Federation Star.png

Order of Australia (Military) ribbon.png Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) June 2012[3]
Member of the Order of Australia (AM) 10 June 2002[4]
DSC (Australia) ribbon.png Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) 27 November 2003[5]
Australian Active Service Medal ribbon.png Australian Active Service Medal
Afghanistan Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Afghanistan Medal
Iraq Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Iraq Medal
Australian Service Medal ribbon.png Australian Service Medal
DFSM with Fed Star.png Defence Force Service Medal with Federation Star for 40 plus years of service
Australian Defence Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Australian Defence Medal
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg Legionnaire of the Legion of Merit (United States)
AUS Meritorious Unit Citation with Federation Star.png Meritorious Unit Citation with Federation Star

Jones has also been awarded:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "New Chief of Capability Development Group announced". Defence News and Media (Department of Defence). 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Singh 2010
  3. ^ a b Officer of the Order of Australia, 2012
  4. ^ Member of the Order of Australia, 10 June 2002, For exceptional service to the Royal Australian Navy, particularly as Commanding Officer HMAS MELBOURNE and Director of Naval Strategy and Futures.
  5. ^ Distinguished Service Cross (Australian), 27 November 2003, For distinguished command and leadership as the Commander of Task Group 633.1 and the Coalition Maritime Interception Force during Operation FALCONER.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Air Marshal John Harvey
Chief Capability Development Group
2011 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent