CPT Lindsey Jefferies Jones, a native of Raleigh, NC, has served the NC Army National Guard for over 16 years. At the age of 17 and a junior at Broughton High, she enlisted as an Aviation Operations Specialist. In 2012, Lindsey graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology and a minor in Military Science. Through Army ROTC, she was commissioned as a Distinguished Honor Graduate and a 2nd Lieutenant, branching Aviation.
After attending flight school at Fort Rucker, AL, Lindsey returned home in 2013 and became the First African American Female Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot for the North Carolina National Guard. She served as the Platoon leader in an Air Assault company for six years then took command of the MEDEVAC Detachment serving two years. After eight years as a UH60 Blackhawk pilot, Lindsey transitioned to her current unit and flew the LUH 72 Lakota. She is carrying out her second command as the S&S Detachment Commander.
Lindsey continued her education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and earned her Master’s in Counseling in 2018. As a Therapist, Lindsey specializes in Couple Counseling. As a Citizen-Soldier, Lindsey has the privilege of serving her country as a helicopter pilot and Commander while simultaneously serving her community as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate.
Her most recent project is her first book, Level Your Wings: A Pilot’s Guide to Healthy Relationships, where she draws parallels between her two professions as a Therapist and a Pilot and how it takes the same tools to survive in each. Her book will launch in Spring 2022, and her book aims to guide couples and individuals at all relationship stages to achieve a healthy and balanced relationship.
Now, when Lindsey is not flying, Counseling, or writing, she gives daily fitness motivation through photoshoots and workout videos on Youtube and Instagram with Level Your Wings: Fitness. With her daily fitness motivation and private counseling practice, Level Your Wings LLC is Lindsey’s unique way of giving back to her community with a holistic approach to wellness. Her mission is to use her God-given gifts to instill spiritual, physical, and mental inspiration. Level Your Wings LLC will be as much of a blessing to others as it is to her.