Colonel Lori C. Jones is the Commander, 960th Cyberspace Operations Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Medina Annex, Texas. The unit is the only cyberspace operations group in the Air Force Reserve Command. As the commander, Colonel Jones directs the operations and staff activities of 17 direct-reporting units and 1,300 personnel; it is the AFRC’s largest independent group. The missions of these units encompass total cyber-operations: combat communications; command & control of defensive cyber-operations (DCO) and DCO – Response Actions (DCO-RA); CONUS wide communication infrastructure management; cyber defense analysis; DCO, DCO-RA, network operations; Initial Qualifications Training for cyber ops across eight weapons and dynamic support to authorized Offensive Cyber Operations. Her responsibilities also include the coordination, organization and presentation of AFRC cyber forces to Air Forces Cyber, 24th Air Force and United States Cyber Command.
Colonel Jones was commissioned through Officer Training School in November 1993 and was a member of the first class to be commissioned at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. She completed Information Management Officer Training in 1994 and Basic Communications Officer Training as a distinguished graduate in 1998, both at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Colonel Jones served nearly nine years on active duty before joining the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 2002. Colonel Jones started her Air Force Reserve career at the 433d Airlift Wing, and has since served in various assignments at the wing, higher headquarters and joint levels. During her tenure as an AF Reservist, she has been mobilized twice in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM, which included a deployment to Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait in 2009.
1991 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology; Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
1993 Master of Arts Degree in Kinesiology; University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo.
1998 Squadron Officers School, by correspondence
1999 Squadron Officers School, Distinguished Graduate, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2007 Master of Science Degree in Information Technology Management; Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, Colo.2013 Air War College, by correspondence
2017 Joint and Combined Warfighting School-Hybrid, Norfolk Naval Station, Va.
1. November 1993 -- December 1994, Squadron Section Commander, 20th Component Repair Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.
2. December 1994 – October 1995, Executive Officer, 20th Transportation Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.
3. October 1995 – December 1996, Protocol Officer, 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea
4. January 1997 – May 1998, Executive Officer, 37th Training Wing & 37th Logistics Group, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
5. May 1998 – August 2000, Chief, Outsourcing & Privatization, 37th Communications Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
6. August 2000 – January 2002, Chief, Mission Systems Flight, 37th Communications Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
7. January 2002 – January 2008, Executive Officer, 433d Maintenance Squadron/Group, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
8. January 2008 – July 2012, Chief, Cyber Ops/Logistics, 710th Information Operations Flight, Brooks City-Base, Texas
9. July 2012 – July 2015, Commander, 860th Network Warfare Flight, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
10. July 2015 – January 2017, Military Deputy to the Chief Technology Officer, Headquarters Defense Information Systems Agency, Ft. Meade, Md.
11. January 2017 – January 2018, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Chief, Information Technology Enterprise Resources & Plans Division, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
12. February 2018 – Jun 2018, Commander, Detachment 1, 960th Cyberspace Operations Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Medina, Texas.
13. Jun 2018 – present, Commander, 960th Cyberspace Operations Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Medina, Texas.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. January 2017 – January 2018, IMA to the Chief, Information Technology Enterprise Resources & Plans Division, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., as a colonel
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 5 oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant November 19, 1993
First Lieutenant November 19, 1995
Captain November 19, 1997
Major March 23, 2003
Lieutenant Colonel March 23, 2010
Colonel September 1, 2015
(Current as of June 2018)