WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) released the following statement on today’s announcement that General James L. Jones will be leaving his post as National Security Advisor: 


“General Jim Jones has built a remarkable record of public service in a career that capitalized on his exceptional military, diplomatic, and political talents.  I have been honored to work with General Jones for many years, and I know him as a patriot and strategic visionary whom I trust to always offer his best counsel on national security matters.  My sincere thanks go to General Jones for his decades of dedicated service to the United States and I wish him all the best.”