Master Chief Cale-Jones enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in July 1987. Upon completion of basic training, she reported to her first assignment at Station Chetco River in Brookings, Oregon. Her follow-on assignments include Group/Air Station Astoria, National Pollution Funds Center (cm), Communications Area Master Station Pacific, Group Milwaukee, USCGC POLAR SEA (WAGB 11), Integrated Support Command Seattle (pf), Yeoman Rating Force Master Chief, Command Master Chief for Maintenance & Logistics Command Pacific, Command Master Chief for Coast Guard District 14 in Honolulu, HI, and Command Master Chief for Pacific Area. She assumed the duties as the Deputy Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard in May 2014.
Master Chief Cale-Jones earned her General Equivalency Diploma (GED) to Enlist in the U.S. Coast Guard and has gone on to hold a Masters Certificate in Quality Systems Management and a Green Belt in Six Sigma and a MBA in Strategic Leadership. Master Chief Cale-Jones is a graduate of the Coast Guard's Leadership and Management School, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy East, the Navy's Senior Enlisted Academy and the National Defense University Command Senior Enlisted Leader Course.