Robert Tony Jones

Course Director

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Tony Jones is the Course Director for the Air Force Fundamentals of Acquisition Management (FAM) 103 course.  FAM 103 is the initial skills training course for 61C/61D/62E/63A acquisition officers.  FAM 103 is taught to 400-600 students a year.  The class covers fundamental project management skills and a breadth of acquisition areas such as:  Defense Acquisition System (DAS), Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS), Planning/Programming/Budgeting/Execution (PPBE), Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Product Support, etc.

Tony served in the Air Force for 20 years as an acquisition officer in both program management (63) and engineering (62) positions.  He worked in the following jobs: Integrated-Computer Aided Software Engineering (I-CASE) program office, Combat Ammunitions System (CAS) program office, Milstar satellite engineering, Theater Medical Information Program (TMIP) program office, Systems Engineering for SMC for range launch, Deliberate and Crisis Action Planning and Execution Segments (DCAPES) program office, and Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) instructor.  After retiring, Tony worked in the F-16 Program office as Senior Acquisition advisor for Morocco FMS sales before being hired back to AFIT to teach FAM.

Courses Taught

FAM103 Air Force Fundamentals of Acquisition Management

SYS196 Integrating ESOH into Systems Engineering, A Practitioner's Guide, Part I (online)

SYS197 Integrating ESOH into Systems Engineering, A Practitioner's Guide, Part II (online)


2010 Project Management Professional Certification (active)

2010 APDP Level III, Program Management

2005 APDP Level II, Systems Planning, research, Development, and Engineering

2001 APDP Level I, Test and Evaluation

2006 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence)

2000 Masters of Science, Computer Information Systems, Troy University, AL

1999 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

1995 APDP Level I, Information Technology

1993 Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering, University of Central Florida, FL


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