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Cody Jones
Past President, NASBLA Maritime PRO Caucus

Asst. Commander Game Warden Cody Jones currently serves as the boating law administrator for the state of Texas. AC Jones is tasked with the oversight and supervision of the state’s Recreational Boating Safety Grant Program, Marine Safety Enforcement Officer Credentialing Program, Party Boat Operations Program, and Coastal Floating Cabins Permit Program as well as the oversight of state boating laws and administrative rules. In addition, AC Jones supervises the Maritime Tactical Operations Group (MTOG), which is a specialized unit comprised of specially trained, equipped and tactically proficient Game Wardens for Maritime Operations. The MTOG unit exists to enhance the Division’s response capabilities during critical waterborne incidents or special maritime details. MTOG’s missions and objectives include, but are not limited, to USCG security zones and escorts, maritime border operations, dignitary protection, interagency assistance and any incidents requiring high-risk maritime law enforcement response. In 2013, Texas Parks and Wildlife was the fourth state to become accredited under the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) program. This program and accreditation is endorsed by the United States Coast Guard as the National Standard of Training for Maritime First Responders and is in the FEMA catalog. In addition, AC Jones also serves on NASBLA’s Executive Board and has previously served as chair of the NASBLA Preparedness & Response Committee. AC Jones is a graduate of Sul Ross State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and has attained many state and national leadership training accolades in his career. AC Jones resides with his wife, Honey, and three children, Kylie, Cage and Cullen, in Dripping Springs, Texas.