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Dakota Jones Graduates from Ranger School


Last updated 3/16/2020 at 3:36pm

Dakota Jones, recent graduate of West Point Military Academy, recently passed Army Ranger School.

Ranger School is one of the toughest training courses for which a Soldier can volunteer. Ranger students train to exhaustion, pushing limits of their minds and bodies. The ranger's primary mission is to engage in close combat and direct fire battles.

Jones has moved from Fort Benning to Fort Lewis. He is a JBLM Platoon Leader in the 2nd Stryker Brigade. Joint Base Lewis-McChord is a combination of U.S. Army's Fort Lewis and U.S. Air Force's McChord Air Force Base. The base is 9.1 miles southwest of Tacoma.

Jones commands twenty-two soldiers as Second Lieutenant. Platoon leaders are the managers of their assigned soldiers and responsible for the day-to-day tasks the platoon must accomplish. Jones will be commissioned as First Lieutenant in 30 days.

In his spare time, Jones helps his dad with coaching football at Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien and JV Wolverines in Bellevue.

He is engaged to be married and has recently purchased a house.

Rangers Lead the Way

Margery Jones


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