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B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. Appoints Brigadier General Peter L. Jones (USA, Ret.) to its Corporate Board of Advisors

November 2, 2017 (Redmond, WA) – B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is honored to announce the appointment of Brigadier General Peter L. Jones (USA, Ret.) to its Corporate Board of Advisors as of the 1st of November, 2017.

BG (R) Jones recently retired as the Commandant and Chief of Infantry at the United States Army Infantry School in Fort Benning, GA, following 32 years of service to his country in the U.S. Army. Brigadier General Jones’ appointment will expand the B.E. Meyers & Co. Advisory Board already in place, and his expertise will be invaluable as B.E. Meyers & Co. continues to strengthen its product portfolio and global presence.

“I am excited to join the B.E. Meyers Team – a true leader in providing advanced laser technology to our warfighters and law enforcement professionals,” said Brigadier General Jones, from his home in Columbus, Georgia. “B.E. Meyers’ commitment to quality and innovation is respected worldwide, and I’m excited to serve as a member of Board of Advisors.”

This appointment is also a reconnection of sorts, as in 2003 then-LTC Jones was the Battalion Commander of 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment in Baghdad and Iskandariyah, Iraq, where Matthew Meyers, now President and CEO of B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc., served in his command as a Platoon Leader. “As a new Platoon Leader in OIF1, BG (R) Jones provided a tremendous level of leadership and advice, and we have maintained contact since that time” said Matt Meyers. “I am extremely honored and humbled that BG (R) Jones has agreed to continue a working relationship in an official capacity as part of the B.E. Meyers Team.”

Brigadier General (R) Peter L. Jones was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1985. Throughout his 32-year career, BG Jones has served in numerous staff and leadership positions, both in the continental United States and overseas, and led Soldiers from Company through Brigade. In his last assignment, he was responsible of building and sustaining the Infantry force as the 56th Chief of Infantry.

BG (R) Jones has deployed six times. As a member of the 1st Infantry Division, he deployed twice to Kosovo in support of NATO peace keeping operations. He also has four combat deployments serving in Iraq as commander of a 900-man Infantry Battalion operating in Baghdad and as a commander of a 5,500-man Heavy Brigade Combat Team operating in the five provinces south of Baghdad. Additionally, he has served as a strategic planner at the 4-star multinational headquarters in Iraq and Afghanistan.

BG (R) Pete Jones has also served in numerous staff positions at all levels from Battalion to Headquarters, Department of the Army. Most notably, he served for over two years as the Executive Officer to the Secretary of the Army as the Army shifted operational focus from Iraq to Afghanistan while managing the budget challenges posed by sequestration.

In his last assignment, BG (R) Jones served for two years as the Infantry School Commandant and 56th Chief of Infantry. During his tenure, he oversaw the integration and training of female Soldiers and Officers into the Infantry force. Additionally, he oversaw the study of Russian use of disruptive technologies and hybrid operations in the Ukraine and Syria as the Director, Russian New Generation Warfare.

In addition to a Bachelor of Science Degree from West Point, BG Jones holds advanced degrees from Georgetown University, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and National Defense University. He is also the recipient of Bronze Star Medal for Valor, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge and the Ranger Tab.

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19 Responses to “B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. Appoints Brigadier General Peter L. Jones (USA, Ret.) to its Corporate Board of Advisors”

  1. Stefan S. says:

    Gotta love that Golden parachute.

    • SSD says:

      You mean where a man works for 30 years, serving his country and then gets a job in his retirement? How horrible to imagine that a company might want to tap that experience.

      I suppose you also oppose MPs becoming cops, cooks becoming chefs and aircraft mechanics becoming A&Ps after their service?

    • Tim says:

      I don’t think that term means what you think it means………

    • Carlos says:

      What’s wrong it it? Unless it was awarded not on his merit, but as some sort of reward for a favor he performed while he was still in uniform, why not use his experience for a second career?

      I suppose me leveraging my Military and Law Enforcement experience in my IT job where I had to interface with (gasp!!) Military and LE personnel in order to obtain relevant Functional Requirements should have been a crime as well?

  2. 13Delta says:

    i like how it says he was deployed six times. you mean his air conditioned office has moved six times. I dont know how he got his Bronze Star but when I deployed E6 and above all got Bronze stars, E5 and below got Arcoms.

    • SSD says:

      Do you actually know this guy or are you just making negative comments about someone you don’t know?

    • JM Gavin says:

      There is a difference between a Bronze Star and a Bronze Star with Valor.

    • Chucky says:

      He didn’t get a Bronze star for VALOR sitting in an air conditioned office!

    • badjujuu says:

      Lucky you – OEF 08-09, E5s/E6s got ARCOMs, E4s got AAMs. but whatevs.

    • Torch says:

      Might want to read that again, he was awarded a BSM-V as in V for Valor, not for metorious service. Small difference. I never served under him, but looking at his positions, sounds like he was a hard working guy and his post-military job is well deserved.

      • Joseph Clarke says:

        I served under Pete when he was a Battalion Commander and Brigade Commander. You would be hard pressed to find an officer that provided his leaders with the real ability to lead, didn’t second guess battlefield decisions and truly cared for his Soldiers. He will be a great addition to the B.E. Meyers Teams.
        Regulars By God and SLEDGEHAMMER!

  3. jackson says:

    Wow, a whole lot of ignorance in here today. The man commanded an IN BN and a BCT in combat and is being ridiculed by some clown shoes Soldier who did a tour in the box and feels special.

  4. badjujuu says:

    People hate a lot – but who would turn down that job after they leave the Service? I know I wouldn’t. Its same with Service Members hating contractors overseas, but when tour is coming to an and – how many of those haters ask for contacts and information on how to score that sweet gig. LOL

  5. Jester says:

    It would be interesting to see the dd214s of the little girls whining about this guy in the comment section.

  6. Adrian says:

    Congratulations!

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