Vice Admiral Peter David Jones

VADM Peter David Jones

Peter Jones joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1974 and is a surface warfare specialist. Vice Admiral Jones' sea-going postings have included command of the frigate HMAS Melbourne and Commander Australian Surface Task Group. During 2002-2003, then Captain Jones commanded the RAN Task Group in the Arabian Gulf and the multinational Maritime Interception Force (MIF). He was the Maritime Interception Operations Screen Commander during the 2003 Iraq War and commanded the MIF during the Khawr Abd Allah Waterway clearance operation.

Vice Admiral Jones' senior shore appointments have included Commander Australian Navy Systems Command, Head of ICT Operations/Strategic J6 and Head Capability Systems within Capability Development Group.

Vice Admiral Jones was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his command of Melbourne and was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross and a US Legion of Merit for his command of the MIF. He is also a recipient of a Maritime Commander Australia Commendation and a Canadian Chief of Maritime Staff Commendation.

In the course of his academic studies, Vice Admiral Jones has received a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Arts from the University of New South Wales. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Vice Admiral Jones was promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral and appointed to the position of Chief Capability Development Group in late November 2011. Vice Admiral Jones was advanced to an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours List 'For distinguished service as Head Information and Communications Technology Operations and Head Capability Systems in the Capability Development Group'.