Captain Marvin L. Jones hails from Chicago, Illinois. In 1987, he completed a B.S. degree in Business Administration/Finance at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps in 1988. He completed Officer Indoctrination School in September 1988, receiving the school’s leadership award. His first assignment was Naval Hospital Long Beach, California, where he served in various leadership roles and as the lead Project Officer for the CHAMPUS Reform Initiative demonstration project which is recognized today as the Military Health System’s TRICARE program.
From 1991 through 2003, Captain Jones assignments included tours of duty at Navy Recruiting District, Los Angeles; the Naval Medical Clinic Long Beach as Head, Patient Administration Department and subsequently Director for Administration; the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) in Washington, DC; and the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Maryland as Director for Administration. Captain Jones completed graduate education in Public Administration and Healthcare Administration and in 2003 was reassigned to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences at Bethesda, Maryland as the Assistant Commandant and Navy Company Commander for the School of Medicine. He served as Acting Commandant for the School of Medicine he was appointed as the University’s Brigade Executive Officer. In February 2006, he reported to Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Key West, Florida as the Officer in Charge (OIC).
In January 2008, Captain Jones deployed to Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait as the Director for Administration for a 374-member forward deployed Level III medical treatment facility in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. Afterwards, he resumed his duties as OIC, NBHC Key West and in 2009 was assigned to BUMED as the Special Assistant to the Surgeon General of the Navy and the Navy Medicine Chief Diversity Officer.
In September 2011, he reported as Executive Officer for Naval Health Clinic Quantico, Virginia where he oversaw day to day operations for the Navy’s largest ambulatory care military treatment facility in the National Capital Area. He assumed command of Naval Health Clinic Charleston (NHCC) in September 2013. During his tenure as NHCC’s Commanding Officer, CAPT Jones served as Chairman for the Lowcountry Federal Health Alliance and as Chairman for the Federal Executive Association of Greater Charleston. He also served as a board member for the Carolina e-Health Alliance and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Health Advisory Board.
Captain Jones is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a credentialed fellow of the American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA) and serves on its Board of Directors. He is a Past President of the American College of Federal Healthcare Administrators, is a recipient of the Levandowski Achievement in Federal Healthcare Administration Award, and is a recipient of the AAMA Distinguished Service Award. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (5th award), the Navy Commendation Medal (3rd award), the Air Force Commendation Medal (2nd award), the Navy Achievement Medal (4th award), and the Air Force Achievement Medal.