Mr. Tyrone L. Jones is a student of armor mechanisms for the dismounted Soldier. As an employee of the US Army Research Laboratory, Mr. Jones has conceived, characterized, and invented mass-efficient body armor mechanisms of substantial contribution for the Soldier over the last 18 years. Mr. Jones has constructed and led Army Armor Programs in additive manufactured ceramic armor mechanisms, electrothermal armor mechanisms, advanced magnesium armor alloy mechanisms, and novel advanced characterization tools. All contributions were achieved through great teamwork.

Mr. Jones efforts to cultivate diversity, equality and inclusion within his workplace have been constant through his career. Internally, he was a member of the ARL Diversity Advisory Board, which sought to address purposeful employee challenges, leading to the institution of the annual diversity objective for all ARL Employees. Externally, Mr. Jones collaborates with local public schools to teach and demonstrate fundamental science topics to diverse communities of elementary students.

Mr. Jones continues to utilize networks of competent engineers with diverse backgrounds, through conferences, to build Army programs that transition state-of-the-art solutions for Soldier core problems on the battlefield, while providing opportunities to diverse engineers for inclusion.

Mr. Jones holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science in Acoustics from The Pennsylvania State University.