Jones, Jason Benjamin, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Special Forces
Last Primary MOS
18A-Special Forces Officer
Last MOS Group
Special Forces (Officer)
Primary Unit
2013-2014, 18A, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group/C Company
Service Years
2007 - 2014
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom

Special Forces

Special Forces


Two Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Casualty Date
Jun 02, 2014
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Transition I (2011-14)
Location of Interment
U.S. Military Academy West Point Post Cemetery - West Point, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section XXXVI, Row A, Site 54F

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 82nd Airbone Division Special Forces Group

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
OIF/OEF Fallen
  2014, OIF/OEF Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Parachutist (Basic)
Special Forces

 Unit Assignments
Airborne SchoolArmy Ranger School505th Parachute Infantry Regiment /2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry RegimentInfantry Officer Advanced Course
US Army3rd Special Forces Group Airborne/1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group
  2007-2007, 11A, Airborne School
  2008-2008, 11B, Army Ranger School
  2008-2011, 11B, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment /2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
  2011-2012, 11A, Infantry Officer Advanced Course
  2012-2013, 11A, Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC)
  2013-2014, 18A, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group/C Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2007-2008 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/Iraqi Surge (2007-08)
  2009-2009 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/Iraqi Sovereignty (2009-10)
  2013-2014 Transition I (2011-14)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  2003-2007, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan
Capt. Jason Benjamin Jones, 29, of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, died June 2, 2014 of wounds received from small-arms fire fight in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C., and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. This was Jones’ second deployment in support of Overseas Contingency Operations.
He commissioned as 2nd lt. in the U.S. Army in August 2007. Upon completion of Basic Infantry Officer Course and Ranger School, he was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment. He was then deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served as a Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Battalion Air Operations Officer.
In 2011, Jones volunteered for the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course. Following his completion of the Special Forces Qualification Course in May 2013, he reported to the 1st Bn., 3rd SFG (A) as a Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha commander.
Jones deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in April 2014.
His military education includes U.S. Army Basic Airborne Course, U.S. Army Combatives Course, Basic Infantry Officer Course, Ranger School, Jumpmaster School, Captains’ Career Course, Special Forces Qualification Course, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course, and Special Forces Operations Detachment Officer Qualification Course.
Jones’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one campaign star, Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Special Forces Tab.
He is survived by his wife, parents and a sister.
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