Brian Adam Jones

Brian Adam Jones is the editor-in-chief of Task & Purpose, a forum for a new great generation of military veterans.

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

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva (78) warms up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015.
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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.
President-elect Donald Trump greets retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, right, as he announces him as his Defense Secretary at a rally at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.
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Is The Mattis-Trump Honeymoon Over?
A new report in The Washington Post suggests tension between retired Marine Gen. James Mattis and the Trump administration.
Marine Staff Sgt. Enrico Rojo.
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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.
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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.
Former U.S. Sen. John Glenn renders respect to the national ensign during the presentation of the colors at the christening ceremony of Mobile Landing Platform John Glenn.
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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.
U.S. Southern Command Commander Gen. John F. Kelly; Gen. James N. Mattis; International Security Assistance Force Commander meet in the Commandant's House in Washington, D.C.
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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.
Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks to a crowd as she introduces Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally in Tulsa, Okla., Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016.
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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.
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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!”
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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.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after a town hall, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, in Virginia Beach, Va.
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Trump: Soldiers With PTSD Aren’t ‘Strong’
Trump’s remarks on post-traumatic stress disorder implied that people without the ailment are stronger.
Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump receives a Purple Heart medal from a supporter.
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Veteran Gives Trump His Purple Heart Medal
Trump received the Purple Heart medal from a veteran who told him, “I have such confidence in you.”
(From left) Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers Staff Sgt. Dana Francis, Sgt. Tommy Coppola, Spec. John Shively and Pfc. Aaron Amardey-Wellington helped rescue an 87-year-old New Jersey woman Monday who was severely dehydrated after spending the weekend in the woods.
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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.
Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, speaks during a press conference, Monday, July 20, 2009, announcing the launch of Moon in Google Earth, an immersive 3D atlas of the Moon, accessible within Google Earth 5.0, Monday, July 20, 2009, at the Newseum in Washington.
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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.
Retired admirals Bill McRaven, left, and James Stavridis, right.
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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.
FILE - In this May 31, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens at left as Al Baldasaro, a New Hampshire state representative, speaks during a news conference in New York. Baldasaro said on a Boston radio program on July 19 that Hillary Clinton should be “put in the firing line and shot for treason,” over the Benghazi, Libya, attacks that killed four Americans.
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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.”
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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.
Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn speaks at the Defense Intelligence Agency change of directorship at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, July 24, 2012.
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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.
FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. A U.S. Defense Department official said that Manning, an imprisoned transgender soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning, was hospitlaized Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Leavenworth, Kan. Manning is serving a 35-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth's military prison for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.
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Chelsea Manning’s Suicide Attempt Shows We’re Far From Transgender Equality
The rate of suicide for gender non-conforming Americans is staggering.
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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.
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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.