Marvin L. Jones
Former Associate Director
Biographies - Former Employees
|Marvin L. Jones was the Associate Director of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC). He lead the effort and functioned as the key KSC contact to integrate commercial, NASA, and Air Force launch capabilities into a viable entity, the Cape Canaveral Spaceport. He retired May 30, 2003.
Mr. Jones was appointed as the Associate Director based on his extensive experience with KSC. He served as Director of Installation Operations from August 1991 until May 2000. Prior to becoming the Director of Installation Operations he had served as Deputy Director of Installation Operations, Director of Protective Services and Director of Safety, Reliability and Quality Assurance. Mr. Jones has been awarded the NASA Medal for Outstanding Leadership and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal.
Before joining NASA in April 1985, Mr. Jones served as Commander of the Eastern Space and Missile Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, capping a 28- year career with the U.S. Air Force where he attained the rank of Colonel. During his service career he attended the Air War College and the US Army Command and General Staff College. Serving as a navigator early in his career, he received his pilot's wings in 1962. He was a command pilot with more than 6, 000 flying hours, including 738 combat missions in Vietnam.
Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Mr. Jones is a graduate of Frederick High School, Frederick, Maryland. He attended Troy State University and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in political science.
Mr. Jones and his wife, Anne, live on Merritt Island, Florida. They have three children, Richard, Stephen, and Susan.