Here is a look at the life of Jim Jones, former National Security Adviser under President Barack Obama.
Personal: Birth date: December 19, 1943
Birth place: Kansas City, Missouri
Birth name: James Logan Jones, Jr.
Father: James L. Jones, Sr.,
Mother: mother's name unavailable publicly
Marriage: Diane (Johnson) Jones
Children: Four children
Education: Georgetown University, B.S., 1966; National War College, 1985
Military service: U.S. Marines, 1967
Other Facts: Spent his influential years in France and speaks French fluently.
Is a retired four-star general who served forty years in the Marine Corps.
Is the first marine sworn in as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.
Timeline: January 1967 - Commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
1967-1968 - Serves as a platoon and company commander in Vietnam.
1979-1984 - Marine Corps Liaison Officer to the U.S. Senate.
1985-1987 - Commander, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California.
1987-1989 - Senior aide to the commandant of the Marine Corps.
February 1989 - Becomes the military secretary to the commandant.
1990-1992 - Commanding Officer, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
June 30, 1999 - Is promoted to general.
1999-2003 - Commandant of the United States Marine Corps.
January 16, 2003-2006 - Is Commander of the U.S. European Command (EUCOM).
January 16, 2003-2006 - Serves as Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR).
February 1, 2007 - Retires from the Marines.