Brian Adam Jones
Brian Adam Jones the co-founder and editor-at-large of Task & Purpose.
Brian previously covered military and defense issues for Business Insider.
He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2009, after graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire.
He served honorably and separated from active duty in February 2013. Working as a combat correspondent, he deployed to Helmand province, Afghanistan, from July 2011 until March 2012.
He was named the Print Journalist of the Year by the Marine Corps Division of Public Affairs for 2010 and 2011.
He lives in Harlem, New York, and is currently working on his undergraduate degree in political science at Columbia University.
Recent articles from Brian Adam Jones
You’ve Probably Never Heard Of The Best Military Veteran In The NFL
Alejandro Villanueva went from Afghanistan veteran and Army Ranger to starting left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
This Decorated Marine Was Killed Trying To Help A Crashed Driver
Staff Sgt. Enrico Rojo was a decorated Marine who gave his life trying to help a suspected drunk driver.
This Marine Vet Was Fired As A Cop For Following His Military Instincts
Marine veteran Stephen Mader refused to shoot Ronald Williams. It turns out his instincts were right.
John Glenn Had This Reply To A Politician Who Said He ‘Never Held A Job’
When his Senate primary opponent, Howard Metzenbaum, challenged his military service, John Glenn had the perfect response.
Marine Generals Are Taking Over Trump’s Administration
No fewer than three current and former four-star Marines will serve in top posts in Trump’s national security team.
Sarah Palin Would Be The First Non-Veteran To Run The VA
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is in the running to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to ABC News.
Want To Show Your Support Of Vets? This Video Explains How
Got Your 6 has a new PSA for veterans called “Don’t Just Thank, Vote!”
5 (Non-Abusive) Ways Drill Instructors Can Haze Sarah Silverman’s Nephew
Sarah Silverman’s nephew is slogging through Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island right now.
National Guardsmen On Routine Training Mission Find Elderly Woman Lost In Woods
The soldiers happened upon a woman in a Cadillac stuck in sand. She had been there for two days.
Here’s Buzz Aldrin’s Travel Voucher From His Trip To The Moon
In total, Buzz Aldrin’s trip to the moon cost him $33.31. He billed it to the government.
Meet The Admirals Who Could Be Hillary Clinton’s Vice President
Retired Navy admirals Bill McRaven and James Stavridis have different military backgrounds for Clinton’s ticket.
Veteran Leaders React To Trump Adviser Calling For Clinton To Be Executed For Treason
Al Baldasaro, a veterans advisor for Donald Trump, said Hillary Clinton “should be put in the firing line.”
Trump’s VP Thinks ‘Mischievous Liberal At Disney’ Made ‘Mulan’ To Promote Women In Combat
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence wrote an op-ed in 1999 describing Disney’s “Mulan” as liberal propaganda.
Meet The Army General Trump May Pick As Vice President
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn is reportedly on the shortlist to be Donald Trump’s running mate.
Chelsea Manning’s Suicide Attempt Shows We’re Far From Transgender Equality
The rate of suicide for gender non-conforming Americans is staggering.
Marine Corps Makes Biggest Changes To Fitness Standards In 40 Years
In an administrative message, the Marines announced big changes to their physical standards and tests.
Did An Ill-Advised Stand-Down Order Cost Lives In Orlando?
An Iraq War veteran describes being one of six cops inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando, ready to go after the shooter, and ordered to stand down.