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DUSTIN C JONES
PO BOX 2102

West Yellowstone, MT 59758
603-318-1780
DCJONES87@GMAIL.COM

 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
KANEOHE BAY HAWAII

Infantryman
July 2007 - June 2011
-Deployed to Al Anbar Province Iraq, August 2008-March 2009 and Helmand Province,
Afghanistan November 2009-June 2010
-As a member of my platoon I was responsible for long-range precision fire while
providing over watch for Marine squads on patrol. As well we underwent combat
medical training, which has proved useful since my discharge of the Marine Corps.
-I was responsible for the screening and selection of potential new members for my
platoon followed by the training of newly inducted Marines.
-Was responsible for mission planning and logistics at the team level. This
included: patrol route planning, arranging insertion and extraction, command and
signal plans, round counts, terrain model creation, coordinating escape and evasion
plans, coordinating with Quick Reaction Forces, and mission briefings.
-While acting as team leader I was responsible for my teams training, safety,
organization, and accountability. At numerous times I had as many as eight Marines
under my charge. It takes the highest levels of discipline and professionalism to be
in a sniper platoon. These character traits have carried into my life as a civilian.

THE ROOSTER MAGAZINE
BOULDER, COLORADO

Nightlife Photographer
January 2014-May 2014
-I was responsible for capturing the atmosphere at approximately a dozen bars around
the city of Boulder. I would go out several nights a week with my camera and take
photos of patrons enjoying their evening. On some nights there would be less people
than ideal at the bar, but I would still have to find a way to make it look like a good time.
This involved manipulating the people in the photos to make it appear that there were
more people in the bar than there actually were. I also had to learn proper lighting
techniques and flash photography. I also spent extensive time in Adobe Photoshop and
Bridge editing photographs.

CONCERNED VETERANS FOR AMERICA
BOULDER/DENVER, COLORADO

Local Team Leader
August 2015-May 2016
-My primary responsibility as a local team leader was building and maintaining a
group of volunteers in Boulder that supported the CV4A mission statement. As a
nonprofit organization we operated almost entirely on volunteer support. There
was no team in place in Boulder when I was assigned the position, which grew to
over 50 members when I left Colorado.
-Other responsibilities included event planning such as phone banks, team meetings,
and larger events such as the Defend Freedom Tour. The Defend Freedom Tour,
August 2015, had over 1,500 people in attendance.
-In order to grow the number of volunteers, as well as success from events and
phone banking, I had to do well socially. I had to do well conveying our message to
prospective volunteers and large groups. I worked with my supervisor, Frank
Crocker, as well as other CV4A teammates, to help accomplish goals at the state
level.

THE WEST YELLOWSTONE STAR
WEST YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA

Reporter/photographer, news manager
January 2017- present
-My primary duties for the newspaper included serving exceptionally as a highly
visible member of The West Yellowstone Star’s staff, while exhibiting impartiality
and professionalism in all situations.
-I worked with the managing editor to create a news plan, and continually work on
executing that news plan.
-I was also expected to cultivate relationships with key community members,
government/agency officials and more.
-I managed the weekly line up – pitching stories, following up on past articles and
staying on top of issues important to the community.
-I was also expected to complete weekly story and photo assignments as approved
by managing editor.
-I produced social media content on a regular basis for Instagram, Facebook and
Twitter.
-At the beginning of the week, I would participate in press day proofing of pages
and edit content for AP style and grammar.


EDUCATION


UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
BOULDER, COLORADOUNITED STATES
Graduated with a BA in News Editorial Journalism, addition area of study in Studio Arts
Photography in 2015.
-Winner of the 2015 Upper Division Creative Nonfiction Award


SEMESTER ABROAD- UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG 7/14/14 – 12/15/14


ADDITIONAL SKILLS

I learned a long time ago in the Marine Corps what it means to have a long day at
work. My workdays could range anywhere from a relaxed 9-hour workday to 96 hours
with very little sleep. It is because of these experiences that I have no problem putting in
the extra time and effort to get the job done. I feel that learning new and valuable skills is
essential to be successful in the work place and necessary to grow as an individual. I like
to think of myself as a charismatic team player, problem solver and a leader. When it
comes to meeting deadlines, I perform well under pressure. When a story or a plan does
not pan out, I turn to my backup plan, and my tertiary plan if need be – I get the job done.

 
 


 

404 Highway Ave, West Yellowstone, Montana 59758

(603)318-1780

DCJones87@gmail.com