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Redskins Salute Hosts Reenlistment Ceremony at FedexField

Redskins Salute hosted Naval Chief Rusiane L. Jones and her family at FedexField for her re-enlistment ceremony.

A native of Washington D.C., and graduate of Bladensburg High School, Chief Jones joined the U.S. Navy November 2003. She completed recruit training at Great Lakes, IL, followed by Storekeeper “A” school in Meridian, MS. After initial training, she was assigned to the USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. In 2007, Chief Jones transferred to Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1), Whidbey Island, WA and served as the OPTAR Manager and Leading Petty Officer.

In 2008, after only eight months onboard VQ-1, Chief Jones conducted a lateral conversion to Intelligence Specialist attending Intelligence Specialist “A” and Imagery “C” school at NMITC Dam Neck, VA. Upon completion of training she transferred to USPACOM JIOC, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

 After serving at USPACOM JIOC, Chief Jones returned to sea in 2011 onboard USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112) as its first Ship’s Intelligence Officer (SIO). In 2015, she reported to the Office of Naval Intelligence Nimitz Operational Center where she serves as the Global Maritime Collaboration Center Division Chief and the Fleet Support Department Chief. In 2018, Chief Jones will head to her next duty station overseas.

 Chief Jones enjoys spending her Sundays watching football with her six-year-old son, Landen, and large family. “For as long as I can remember, my family and I have celebrated our love of football through ‘Emma’s Redskins Sundays.’ My Grandmother was a diehard Redskins fan and every Sunday she gathered the family for football, food, and fun. While she is no longer here, we still come together as family each Sunday to watch the Redskins win!”

 Redskins Salute thanks Chief Jones for her service!