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

Trump Triples Obama’s Drone Strike Rate
March 2 saw a night in which 25 strikes were launched in Yemen — more than any single night in recent history.
Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the US speaks with reporters following his address on the Syrian situation, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at the Center for the National Interest in Washington.
Who Is The ‘Old-Style Soviet Type’ Ambassador Who Keeps Getting Trump’s Team In Trouble?
The Russian Ambassador to the U.S. has a long and deep history in first Soviet then Russian diplomacy.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets with the Minister of National Defense for the Republic of Korea, the Honorable Han Min-goo, during a visit to Seoul, South Korea, Feb. 3, 2017.
The National Security Team Is Looking More And More Like Mattis
Just over a month into the Trump administration, the national-security apparatus is beginning to look a lot like Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
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.
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.
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.
MCAS Miramar police conduct active shooter training
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.
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.