News: Third Infantry Division's newest brigadier general
Story by Sgt. Uriah Walker
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Brig. Gen. Peter L. Jones, a 1985 graduate of the United States Military Academy, has served in numerous staff and leadership positions, both in the continental United States and overseas, and commanded from Company through Brigade levels.
With Jones’ promotion, the title and responsibilities of the Third Infantry Division deputy commanding general for support is now added to his growing list of military accomplishments.
After Jones’ wife, Stephanie, affixed his new rank insignia to his chest, his sons Lincoln (14) and Thayer (10) presented him with a pistol belt and 9mm Beretta before Maj. Gen. John M. Murray, 3rd ID commanding general, administered the Oath of Office.
“I’m honored to be part of this ceremony,” Murray said. “I talked to the Secretary [of the Army] up in D.C. on Monday evening, who asked me to pass on his personal congratulations and to let you know that he is regretful that he couldn’t be here.”
As the new DCG-S, Jones is responsible for the mechanical and logistical readiness of the division.
“We’re going through a reset phase with all of our brigades coming back,” Jones said. “We’re finally getting back into the motorpools and preparing our heavy vehicles to get ready to go out in the field and train our young soldiers.”