David C. Jones
U.S. Air Force generalDied when: 92 years 32 days (1105 months)
Star Sign: Cancer
David Charles Jones (July 9, 1921 – August 10, 2013) was a United States Air Force general and the ninth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
In this capacity, General Jones served as the highest ranking uniformed officer of the United States military forces.Prior to serving as Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff, Jones served as the ninth Chief of Staff of The United States Air Force and fifteenth Commander of The United States Air Force in Europe.
Jones was best known for his effort in-order to make the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman position broader and rather than just the head of Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nations highest-ranking military officers, but as The President, The Secretary of Defense and The National Security Council primary military advisors.
Following his retirement as Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff and from active-duty, General Jones continued to emphasize the importance of this act which ultimately leading to the passage of Goldwater-Nichols Act.