CW5 Edward "Tate" Jones Jr.

CW5 Edward "Tate" Jones Jr.

Dates of Service: Jul 1964 - Jul 1997
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  • SP5 Aug 67
  • SP6 Apr 68
  • SFC Jul 73
  • WO1 Nov 73
  • CW2 Nov 75
  • CW3 Oct 80
  • CW4 Jul 86
  • CW5 Nov 94

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Enlisted from a Catholic Orphanage in 1964. Enlisted service PVT through SFC (1964-1973). Warrant Officer (W01 through CW5 including MW4 (1973-1997). Retired 1 JUL 1997 and went to work testing new MI and COMMO systems for the OSD, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOTE) with the Institute for Defense Analyses until recent re-retirement in Jul 2017. Total of 53 years serving DOD.

Military Experiences

Jan 1996 - Jul 1997
305th MI
Operations Officer (S3)
Operations Officer of 305th MI BN as a CW5. Managed 5 Companies of SIGINT AIT students. BN was nearly 900 Officers and soldiers.
Jul 1993 - Jan 1996
Chief, MI Warrant Officer Training
Chief Instructor and Training Manager for all MI Warrant Officer MOS's. Personally conducted common core and Maintenance related training and managed all other MOS specific Training for both Basic and Advanced course training.. Leader/Trainer/Mentor
Dec 1991 - Jul 1993
OIC of Advanced Maintence Training Branch and Chief of SIGINT Warrant Officer Training
OIC of Advanced Systems Maintenance Training Branch, Maintenance Training Department and the INTEL School, Fort Devens. Additionally, Chief of SIGINT Warrant Officer Training. Mentor of WOs and CW3s.
Sep 1988 - Dec 1991
Maintenace Officer
Maintenance Officer for Direct Support Divisioinal INTEL Battalion. Managed, INTEL, COMMO, wheeled vehicle, track vehicle, power generation and environmental system maintenance for 100 plus vehicle independent Battalion.


(13 years, 10 months)
Sep 1988 - Dec 1991
Maintenance Officer for the 108th MI Battalion, 8th ID, Wildeflecken, Germany
Dec 1981 - Dec 1985
Maintenance OIC (CW3) of Strategic Signals Intelligence Field Station. Awarded Chief of Staff of the Army's Award for Maintenance Excellence - Heavy Category as best Maintenance Organization in the Large TDA category.
Dec 1978 - Dec 1979
South korea
South Korea
Maintenance Officer (CW2) of the 329th ASA Company (DS), 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey.
Dec 1973 - Dec 1974
Maintenance OIC (W1) of Strategic Space Collection Facility Sinop Turkey

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Feb 1991 - Aug 1991

Master Warrant Officer TNG Crs

Jul 1978 - Dec 1978

MI Warrant Officer Advanced Crs.

Individual & Special Skill Schools

May 1971 - Jul 1971

AN/FLR-9 Senior Maintenance Tech

Jan 1970 - Jun 1970

33F - Digital Systems Repair

May 1965 - Jun 1965

Nov 1964 - Apr 1965

MOS 33E Microbarographin Equipment Maintenance (ACOUSTINT)


Jan 1975

Professional Logistition

Security Clearance
Prefer not to say

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1968 - 1971

Central New England College of Technology

Associate Degree, Electronics Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bachelor's Degree, Antenna's and Wave Propogation