CAMP EDWARDS, Mass. - Just prior to his assuming command, the rank of major is pinned on Stoughton, Mass., resident Maj. James Jones by his wife Claire Galloway-Jones, while the commander of the 101st Regiment, Col. Charles Perenick, watches during a change of command ceremony for the 101st Regiment's Regional Training Institute's Officer Candidate Company, here, Oct. 1, 2011.
Jones is a graduate of the Massachusetts Military Academy, Regional Training Institute's Officer Candidate Program and has completed Combined Armed Service Staff School. He holds a bachelor's degree in Law Enforcement form Western New England College a master's degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, and a Master's of Public Administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. A 23-year veteran state trooper, Jones holds the rank of lieutenant with the Massachusetts State Police. He is married to Claire Galloway-Jones and they have three children.
The 101st Regiment, Regional Training Institute, located on Camp Edwards, Mass., provides combat arms, leadership, Military Occupational Specialty, and general studies training for Army National Guard, United States Army Reserve, and active duty Army soldiers. The regiment is also the home of the Massachusetts Military Academy, the oldest state-run military academy in the nation, which conducts Officer Candidate School and Warrant Officer Candidate School programs for the Massachusetts Army National Guard.