Trevion “TJ” Jones is an active duty officer in the US Air Force, originally from San Diego, CA. He completed his undergraduate studies at San Diego State University where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2011. Upon graduation, TJ commissioned into the Air Force as an officer and completed a six-month Intelligence Officer Initial Skills course in San Angelo, TX. Afterward, he completed operational assignments to Osan Air Base, ROK, Ramstein Air Base, DEU and Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA. Currently, he is the Flight Commander of Combat Operations Training, supporting 155-personnel and managing a $36K budget to the Air Force’s premier targeting unit. This unit charged with providing analysis and weapon engagement solutions to the warfighter at the tactical, operational and strategic levels. Prior to this position, he led a team of 16 who orchestrated the operational training requirements for a globally distributed organization of 6.2K personnel worth $3 billion dollars.
Continuing his academic pursuits, TJ is a graduate student in Southern New Hampshire University’s Organizational Leadership program. Since moving back stateside in 2017, he has been heavily involved in local community organizations such as Clever Communities in Action (CCIA), Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Program, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC), iCould Be and Boys on the Right Track (BoRT). With VCIC, TJ is not only a chapter member but has served in a facilitator role for two Diversity Dialogue Days. This one-day forum brings together student leaders from seventeen high schools in the Hampton Roads area to explore personal experiences with social issues and develop skills with an end goal to promote awareness and inclusion within their schools. Furthermore, he served as the Lead Fitness Coach while working with BoRT. This 9-week program aims to mentor young men, ages 8-14, on life skills, self-esteem and coping mechanisms while building them up to complete a 5K at the completion of the program. Lastly, with iCould Be, TJ served as a digital mentor to two at-risk high school students with the intent of empowering them to stay in school, plan for future milestones, and achieve near-term goals through weekly sessions.
TJ is passionate about urban economic empowerment, social equity, LGBT+ matters and diversity & inclusion. On the rare occasion when he is not buried in a textbook or typing fast, you can find him traveling, in a coffee shop or hanging out at the local NEON Arts district.