Maynard Cooper &Gale Strengthens Government Solutions Group with Addition of Former U.S. Army Lieutenant General
Huntsville, AL. Retired Lieutenant General Anthony R. (Tony) Jones has joined Maynard Cooper & Gale’s Government Solutions Practice as the Chair of the Defense and Aviation Strategies Group.
Prior to joining Maynard Cooper, the retired three-star general served as Vice President of Training Systems and Services (TSS) for Boeing in St. Louis, Missouri, before being named Vice President and Site Executive at Boeing in Huntsville. In his Huntsville position, General Jones oversaw all aspects of Boeing’s operations, including aviation and missile defense; space and homeland security; leading over 2,700 employees engaged in critical programs such as the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program; Arrow Weapon System, Patriot Advanced Capability-3 seeker programs; Boeing’s Rotorcraft Support business; Boeing Research and Technology headquarters and labs; the Boeing Design Center, which provides engineering support to commercial and commercial derivative airplanes; and the Exploration Launch Systems Division supporting the Space Launch System and the International Space Station programs.
General Jones’ deep ties to the defense, aerospace and technology industries extend down to the Tampa, Florida market. General Jones will work alongside the Firm’s Tampa-based Director of Business Development for the Government Solutions Group, Jenny O’Connor, to further establish Maynard Cooper’s Tampa presence. Ms. O’Connor, a native of Tampa, brings years of experience in the business development and defense sector in the Tampa market.
“Tony is one of the most highly regarded flag officers and corporate executives nationally, and fortunately he resides in our community. His knowledge of the government, military and defense and aviation industry, combined with his extraordinary leadership skills and insight presents a unique resource to all of our clients, especially our Government Solutions clients,” said Daniel Wilson, Managing Shareholder of the Huntsville office.
“Our Government Solutions Group continues to expand with professionals from government and military backgrounds who bring deep industry understanding to solve our clients’ challenges,” said Andy Watson, Co-Chair of Maynard Cooper’s Government Solutions Practice. “With Tony and Brian Chapuran, a veteran Staff Judge Advocate with the U.S. Army who joined the firm in September, we have compounded our capabilities, which we continue to project nationally and internationally. Centered in Huntsville, Alabama, which is home to U.S. Army Materiel Command, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Missile Defense Agency, and maintains a presence of over 60 other federal agencies, Maynard Cooper’s Government Solutions Group is one of the most robust of its kind outside of Washington, D.C. Tony’s leadership and experience complement our practice, expanding our menu of legal, political and business services to our clients, across a broad geography.”
In the U.S. Army, General Jones served in a wide range of operational and management leadership positions, including extensive aviation experience in command assignments in peace and war, and Special Operations. He served as the Assistant Division Commander in Bosnia, and later in the position of Chief of Staff at the U.S. Army Headquarters in Europe. Stateside, he served in the Pentagon as Director of Current Operations for HQ US Army, and in the J3, Joint Staff, as the Deputy Director of Operations. He was also the Commander of the Army Aviation Warfighting Center at Fort Rucker, Alabama, and Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia. General Jones received his Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, where he was commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the ROTC program. He earned his Master’s in System Management from the University of Southern California. General Jones was inducted into the U.S. Army Aviation Hall of Fame in 2011.
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