UW-Green Bay Chief of Police Dave Jones took a different approach to his speech as the guest presenter for UW-Green Bay’s Veteran Appreciation Reception, Nov. 10 in the University Union, Green Bay Campus.
Touching on his family history and the many places he has served, Jones focused his presentation on the family members back home that make incredible sacrifices. “Often forgotten are the children and the spouses and parents who often don’t hear from their loved ones for extended periods, knowing that they are in the middle of a war.”
Jones, a veteran of the United States Air Force, has been chief of police at UW-Green Bay since August of 2019. He recently announced his retirement from UW-Green Bay. The dedicated law enforcement official has 26 years of experience in the field and has been with UW-Green Bay since 2014. His background is a unique blend of federal, municipal, military and university law enforcement experience, including felony-level investigations, multi-million-dollar operating budgets and the supervision of dozens of law enforcement personnel. Prior to coming to UW-Green Bay he served as the Superintendent of the United States Air Force Special Investigations Academy, and as the Criminal Justice Program Chair for a private university.
Jones served from 1991-2011 and conducted eight combat deployments in hostile fire locations including Iraq and Afghanistan. He was credited with leading the first team of anti-terrorism specialists into the War on Terrorism just weeks after the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2011.
Jones’ presentation followed a performance of the Star Spangled Banner and the Armed Forces Salute by UW-Green Bay Music students. The event included remarks by Chancellor Michael Alexander and Ryan Leurquin, president of the Vets 4 Vets student organization.
Earlier in the day, UW-Green Bay hosted Reflections of Vietnam, in which Vietnam Vets set up a large display of equipment, uniforms, pictures and music with them as they told of their personal stories of their time in Vietnam.
Activities are hosted for UW-Green Bay Vets, active military and their families throughout the week. See the list of events.
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