Mark Jones, from the Pittsburgh, Pa. District Corps of Engineers received the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment de Fleury Bronze Medal for his outstanding achievements as the chief of engineering and construction while deployed from May 16, 2010 to May 25, 2011 with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-North.
The de Fleury medal is awarded to those individuals who have provided significant contributions Army Engineering.
Jones made a huge impact on the district by recruiting and filling critical area engineer positions with warranted administrative contracting officers. He oversaw the design, construction and operation and maintenance of more than 200 project sites valued in excess of $2 billion and provided extremely skilled supervision and leadership to an 800 person civilian, military, contractor and local national staff dispersed throughout northern Afghanistan.
The Engineer Regiment makes three award levels of the de Fleury Medal. The Bronze Medal may be presented to an individual who has rendered significant service or support to an element of the Engineer Regiment. The Silver Medal may only be awarded to an individual who has rendered outstanding and significant support or service to the Engineer Regiment. The United States Army Chief of Engineers awards only one Gold Medal each year to an individual who exemplifies boldness, courage, and commitment to a strong national defense.