Leadership

Adjutant General

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Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann

 

Adjutant General

Major General Alan S. Dohrmann assumed duties as adjutant general for the North Dakota National Guard in December 2015. As adjutant general, Major General Dohrmann commands more than 4,100 North Dakota Soldiers and Airmen and supervises approximately 1,325 full-time federal and state employees. He also serves as the Director of Emergency Services consisting of two Divisions; the Division of Homeland Security, and the Division of State Radio Communications.

Prior to his current assignment, General Dohrmann served as the deputy adjutant general from November 2010 to December 2015. From 2009 to 2010, he was assigned as the Commanding General, Multinational Task Force East, Camp Bondsteeel, Kosovo. General Dohrmann also commanded the North Dakota National Guard Land Component Command and served as the North Dakota Army National Guard’s Chief of Staff. Major General Dohrmann was commissioned in 1983 through the Reserve Officers Training Corps program at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

 

EDUCATION:

1983 Minnesota State University, Bachelor of Science, Law Enforcement, Mankato, Minnesota

1993 University of North Dakota School Of Law, Juris Doctorate, Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota

2002 Tufts University, United States Army War College Fellowship Program, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, Massachusetts

2005 Joint Forces Staff College, Joint and Combined Warfighting, Norfolk, Virginia

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. May 1984 - June 1985, Rifle Platoon Leader, Company A, 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry, 3rd Armored Division, Gelnhausen, Germany

2. June 1985 - February 1986, Anti-Tank Platoon Leader, Company E, 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry, 3rd Armored Division, Gelnhausen, Germany

3. February 1986 - August 1986, Scout Platoon Leader, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry, 3rd Armored Division, Gelnhausen, Germany

4. August 1986 - September 1987, Executive Officer, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry, 3rd Armored Division, Gelnhausen, Germany

5. September 1987 - June 1989, Communications/Electronics Staff Officer, Headquarters, 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Okinawa, Japan

6. July 1989 - July 1990, Signal Officer, 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Okinawa, Japan

7. May 1991 - August 1992, Assistant Operations Officer, Headquarters, 141st Engineer Combat Battalion, Valley City, North Dakota

8. August 1992 - August 1993, S-2 Officer, Headquarters, 141st Engineer Combat Battalion, Valley City, North Dakota

9. August 1993 - August 1995, Senior Instructor, Detachment 2, Headquarters State Area Command, (Military Academy), Devils Lake, North Dakota

10. August 1995 - August 1996, Regiment Operations Officer, North Dakota Army National Guard Regional Training Institute, Devils Lake, North Dakota

11. August 1996 - August 1998, S-3 Officer, Headquarters, 141st Engineer Combat Battalion Valley City, North Dakota

12. August 1998 - January 1999, Executive Officer, Headquarters, 141st Engineer Combat Battalion Valley City, North Dakota

13. January 1999 - July 2001, Joint Judge Advocate General, State Area Command, North Dakota Army National Guard, Bismarck, North Dakota

14. July 2001 - June 2002, Student, Student Detachment, United States Army War College, with duty at Fletcher School, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

15. June 2002 - June 2004, Staff Judge Advocate, Joint Force Headquarters, North Dakota National Guard, Bismarck, North Dakota

16. July 2004 - June 2005, Command Judge Advocate, Kosovo Force 6A, Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo

17. June 2005 - June 2006, Director of Personnel, Joint Force Headquarters, North Dakota National Guard, Bismarck, North Dakota

18. June 2006 - October 2006, Joint Chief of Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, North Dakota National Guard, Bismarck, North Dakota

19. October 2006 - August 2009, Commander, Land Component Command, North Dakota National Guard, Bismarck, North Dakota

20. August 2009 - October 2010, Commanding General, Task Force Falcon, Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo

21. November 2010 – December 2015, Assistant Adjutant General - Army, North Dakota National Guard, North Dakota Joint Force Headquarters, Bismarck North Dakota

22. December 2015 – Present, Adjutant General - Army, North Dakota National Guard, North Dakota Joint Force Headquarters, Bismarck North Dakota

 

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Legion of Merit Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)

Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)

National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)

Kosovo Campaign Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass and M Device)

Army Service Ribbon Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 4)

North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal (Kosovo)

Army Superior Unit Award

North Dakota State Legion of Merit

North Dakota State Meritorious Service Medal

North Dakota National Guard Service Ribbon (with Silver Hourglass)

North Dakota National Guard Basic Training Ribbon

Expert Infantryman Badge

Parachutist Badge

Deputy Adjutant General

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Brig. Gen. Robert Becklund


Deputy Adjutant General


Brig. Gen. Robert J. Becklund is the Chief of Staff for Air, Joint Force Headquarters, North Dakota National Guard, following an assignment as Commander, 119th Wing, North Dakota Air National Guard. Additionally, Brig. Gen. Becklund has recently returned from an assignment with the USAF Remotely Piloted Aircraft Task Force at the Pentagon, Washington, DC where he served as their Chief of Current Capabilities. Brig. Gen. Becklund enlisted in the North Dakota Air National Guard in 1982 prior to selection for commissioning and pilot training. He has held a broad range of positions at both the wing and state levels. Notable achievements include Distinguished Graduate honors from USAF Basic Military Training, the ANG Academy of Military Science and USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training graduating first in his class.

Brig. Gen. Becklund flew in two USAF William Tell weapons competitions earning first place honors in 1994. As the 119th Fighter Wing commander he oversaw the extremely successful and unprecedented realignment of the unit from its F-16 mission into three entirely new missions: the MQ-1 Predator Remotely Piloted Aircraft, C-21 Operational Support Airlift and an active-associate Security Forces Squadron at Minot AFB. In his civilian capacity he serves as the Director of North Dakota’s Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Test Site.

 
EDUCATION:


1983 Bachelor of Science, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

1986 Squadron Officers School, Correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL

1990 Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL

2000 Air War College, Correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL

2008 Joint and Combined War Fighting School, In-Residence, JFSC, Norfolk, VA

 

ASSIGNMENTS:


1. May 1982 – June 1983, F-4 Digital Electronics Flight Simulator Specialist, NDANG, Fargo, ND

2. June 1983 – March 1985, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Williams AFB, AZ

3. March 1985 – February 1988, F-4 Pilot, 178th Fighter Squadron, NDANG, Fargo, ND

4. February 1988 – January 1990, Chief of Scheduling, F-4 Instructor Pilot, NDANG, Fargo, ND

5. January 1990 – May 1992, Chief of Standardization and Evaluations, Squadron Flight Commander, F-16 Instructor Pilot, NDANG, Fargo, ND

6. May 1992 – November 1995, Chief of Weapons and Tactics, F-16 Instructor Pilot, NDANG, Fargo, ND

7. November 1995 – April 2000, Chief of Safety, F-16 Instructor Pilot, NDANG, Fargo, ND

8. April 2000 – November 2003, State Director of Operations, F-16 Instructor Pilot, JFHQ, Bismarck, ND

9. November 2003 – August 2004, Director of Support/Operations Group Commander, F-16 Instructor Pilot, NDANG, Fargo, ND

10. August 2004 – December 2009, Wing Commander, 119th Fighter Wing, NDANG, Fargo, ND

11. October 2009 – October 2012, Chief of Current Capabilities, USAF Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force, HAF/A2, Pentagon, Washington DC

12. December 2009 – July 2012, Executive Officer, Joint Force Headquarters, JFHQ, Bismarck, ND.

13. July 2012 – Present, Chief of Staff for Air, Joint Force Headquarters, JFHQ, Bismarck, ND.

 

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

 

Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)

Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)

Air Force Achievement Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Cluster)

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters)

Combat Readiness Medal (with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters)

National Defense Service Medal

Air Force Basic Training Honor Graduate Ribbon

North Dakota State Legion of Merit

North Dakota State Meritorious Service Medal

 

FLIGHT INFORMATION


Rating: Command Pilot

Flight hours: 3991

Aircraft Flown: T-37, T-38, F-4, F-16, C-26, C-21, MQ-1

119th Wing Commander

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Col. Darrin Anderson

 

119th Wing Commander

 

Col. Darrin K. Anderson serves as Commander, 119th Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance Group, 119th Wing, North Dakota Air National Guard.  He is responsible for leading an organization of 206 authorized personnel conducting kinetic and non-kinetic target development and finished intelligence production in support of global Air Operations Centers, Combatant Commander operations plans, and contingency operations.

 

Colonel Anderson began his military career in 1983 when he enlisted in the North Dakota Air National Guard as a Security Specialist.  He was commissioned in February 1995 at the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science.  Colonel Anderson then served as an Intelligence Officer from 1995 to 2003 supporting the 119th Fighter Wing and 178th Fighter Squadron performing homeland defense in the Air Sovereignty Alert mission.  In this capacity he deployed several times in support of Operation Coronet Nighthawk, and was activated for Operation Noble Eagle after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  In 2003 he transitioned to the aircraft maintenance career field, holding various maintenance officer positions over 10 years supporting flying missions including F-16, C-21, and MQ-1. Prior to his current position, Colonel Anderson was assigned as Maintenance Group Deputy Commander, 119th Wing, Fargo, N.D.  Col. Anderson is a 2012 graduate of the USAF Air War College.  He is a native of Valley City, N.D.

 

EDUCATION

1987   Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D.

1990   Associate Degree in Industrial Security, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1995   Academy of Military Science, McGhee Tyson AFB, Tenn.

2001   Squadron Officers School Distance Learning Program, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2006   USAF Aircraft Mishap Investigation Course, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

2007   Air Command and Staff College, Distance Learning Program, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2012   Master of Science Strategic Studies, Air War College Senior Developmental Education Program, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2016   Reserve Component National Security Course, Ft McNair, Washington D.C.

2018   Air National Guard Commander Development Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. Mar 1983 – July 1994, Security Specialist, 119th Security Forces Squadron, Fargo, N.D.

2. July 1994 – January 2003, Intelligence Operations Specialist, Fargo, N.D.

3. January 2003 – July 2005, 119th Sortie Generation Flight Commander, Fargo, N.D.

4. July 2005 – February 2007, 119th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Commander, Fargo, N.D.

5. February 2007 – September 2013, 119th Maintenance Group Deputy Commander, Fargo, N.D.

6. October 2013 – present, 119th ISR Group Commander, Fargo, N.D.

 

 

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 14 oak leaf clusters

Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with four clusters

National Defense Service Medal with one device

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with seven clusters

Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon one device

Air Force Training Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant Feb. 23, 1995

First Lieutenant Feb. 23, 1997

Captain May 23, 1999

Major Aug. 17, 2003

Lieutenant Colonel Nov. 29, 2007

Colonel Oct.1, 2013

Army Commander

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Brig. Gen. Leo Ryan

 

Army Commander

 

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES

University of North Dakota - BA - English

University of North Dakota School of Law - DLP - Law

United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED

Air Assault Course

Airborne Course

U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course

U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Officer Advance Course

U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Command and General Staff Officer Course

United States Army War College

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES(S) None Recorded

 

PROMOTIONS               DATE OF APPOINTMENT

2LT                              16 Aug 92

1LT                              15 Aug 95

CPT                              23 Sep 97

MAJ                             27 Mar 02                          

LTC                              25 Aug 09

COL                             11 Mar 14

 

FROM

TO

ASSIGNMENT

Oct 17

Present

Director of Domestic Operations, Joint Force Headquarters, North Dakota Army National Guard, Bismarck, North Dakota

Apr 15

Oct 17

Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fargo, North Dakota

Oct 13

Mar 15

Commander, Headquarters, 164th Regiment (RTI), Devils Lake, North Dakota

Feb 13

Sep 13

Battalion Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1-188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Sep 10

Jan 13

Commander, 2nd Training Battalion, 164th Regiment, Devils Lake, North Dakota

Aug 09

Aug 10

Brigade Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fargo, North Dakota

Sep 08

Aug 09

Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion 1-188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Dec 06

Sep 08

Executive Officer, 164th Engineer Battalion, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combat Forward 2, Minot, North Dakota

Sep 06

Dec 06

Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 141st Combat Support Brigade, Fargo, North Dakota

Nov 04

Sep 06

Commander/Senior Tactical Officer, Headquarters, 164th Regiment (RTI), Devils Lake, North Dakota

Sep 04

Oct 04

Air Defense Artillery Coordination Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Sep 04

Sep 04

Battery Commander, Battery A, 1-188th Air Defense Artillery, Bismarck, North Dakota

Sep 03

Sep 04

Battery Commander, Battery E, 1-188th Air Defense Artillery, Bismarck, North Dakota

Mar 03

Sep 03

S3, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1-188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Sep 00

Feb 02

Tactical Officer, Headquarters, 164th Regiment (RTI), Devils Lake, North Dakota

Feb 99

Sep 00

Assistant Operations Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1-188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Mar 97

Feb 99

Commander, Battery B, 1-188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Oct 96

Mar 97

Executive Officer, Battery C, 1-188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Nov 94

Sep 96

Executive Officer, Battery B, 1-188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Dec 93

Nov 94

Platoon Leader, Battery B, 1-188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Jul 93

Dec 93

Platoon Leader, Battery A, 1-188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Feb 93

Jul 93

Student Officer, United States Army Air Defense Artillery School, Fort Bliss, Texas

Aug 92

Feb 93

Platoon Leader, Battery A, 1-188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, North Dakota

 

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS                                         DATE                       GRADE

Director of Domestic Operations, Joint Force Headquarters,               Oct 17 - Present         Colonel

North Dakota Army National Guard, Bismarck, North Dakota

 

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS                          DATE                       GRADE

Executive Officer, 164th Engineer Battalion, Headquarters and              Aug 07- Apr 08       Major

Headquarters Company, Combat Forward 2, Iraq

 

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES

Legion of Merit Medal

Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)

Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)

Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Meritorious Unit Commendation (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Army Superior Unit Award

Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)

National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)

Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Service Star (with 3 Bronze Service Stars)

Iraq Campaign Medal Campaign Star (with Bronze Service Star)

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/M Device (with Gold Hourglass, “M” Device and Numeral 2)

Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Service Ribbon (with Bronze Numeral 2)

Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon

Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)

Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

Combat and Special Skill Badge Air Assault Badge

Combat and Special Skill Parachutist Badge

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

City Attorney for Jamestown, North Dakota

Owner and Practicing Attorney, Dalsted and Ryan, P.C., Jamestown and Carrington, North Dakota

National Guard Association of North Dakota - life member

North Dakota Bar Association

Chief of Staff

COL Jon Erickson

Col. Jonathan Erickson

 

Chief of Staff

Colonel Erickson is currently assigned as the Chief of Joint Staff for Joint Force Headquarters located in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Colonel Erickson received his commission as a Military Intelligence Officer from the University of North Dakota Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1994.  He is a graduate of the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Signals Intelligence Electronic Warfare Officer School, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Air Defense Artillery Officer Transition Course, the Command and General Staff Officer Course, and the U.S. Army War College.

His previous non-command assignments include Tactical Intelligence Officer, Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Battalion S2 in the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Hood, Texas; Intelligence Watch Officer at U.S. European Command, Patch Barracks, Germany; Deputy G2 in the 38th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Indianapolis, Indiana; Battalion S3, Division Special Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division while deployed at Bagram Air Force Base, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  His non-command assignments in the North Dakota National Guard include J2 – Intelligence Officer, Deputy J3 – Director of Military Support, G3 – Operations Officer and J5/9 – Director of Strategy, Policy, and Strategic Engagements.  

Colonel Erickson’s command assignments include Commander, Headquarters & Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Bliss, Texas where he deployed his Battery to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Southern Watch, Commander, 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Grand Forks, North Dakota where he deployed his Battalion to the National Capital Region in support of Operation Noble Eagle, and Commander, 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fargo, North Dakota where he served as commander for a multi-national force during Operation Saber Guardian in Romania in 2019.  

Colonel Erickson’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.  He is also a recipient of the Ancient and Honorable Orders of Saint Barbara. 

Colonel Erickson is married to the former Janelle Strommen of New England, North Dakota.  They have four children and one grandchild and reside in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Command Chief Warrant Officer

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Chief Warrant Officer Four Kiel Skager

 

Command Chief Warrant Officer

 

 

Senior Enlisted Leader

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Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Eric Binstock

 

Senior Enlisted Leader

 

 

State Command Chief Master Sgt.

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Chief Master Sgt. Jeff Miller

 

State Command Chief Master Sgt.

 

Chief Master Sergeant Jeffrey N. Miller is the North Dakota State Command Chief. He represents the highest level of enlisted leadership for the North Dakota Air National Guard and is the principal advisor to the Assistant Adjutant General for Air on all matters concerning discipline, morale, welfare, effective utilization, professional development and career progression of over 900 Air Guard members.

 

Chief Miller began his career in the North Dakota Air National Guard in 1981 as an aircraft armament system specialist in the 119th Cam Squadron.   He worked in the Maintenance career field until 2001 when he took the position of the Wing Training Non-commissioned officer and later spent 12 years as the Base Education and Training Manager before transitioning to Joint Force Headquarters.  Chief Miller deployed in support of Creek Klaxon, Ramstein Air Base, Germany in 1986. He deployed as the First Sergeant for the 12th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Cornet Nighthawk, Curacao. He supported Operation Noble Eagle in 2001 at Langley AFB and also from home station in Fargo, N.D. Prior to his current assignment, Chief Miller was assigned as the Force Support Manager, Joint Force Headquarters, NDANG, Fargo N.D.

 

EDUCATION

1981     Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas.

1982     Non-commissioned officer orientation course, by correspondence

1984     Bachelor of Arts, in Education, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn.

1990     Maintenance Analysis School, Chanute AFB, Ill.

1999     Non-commissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence

2001     First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2001     U.S. Air Force Senior Non-commissioned Officer Academy, by correspondence

2002     Education Training School, Sheppard AFB, Texas.

2018     Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Andrews AFB, Md.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1.   January 1981-March 1990, Aircraft Armament System Specialist, 119th Cam Squadron, NDANG, Fargo N.D.

2.   April 1990 – April 1995 Analysis Specialist, 119th Maintenance, NDANG, Fargo N.D.

3.   May 1995 – March 2000, Maintenance Data System Analysis Craftsman, 119th Maintenance Squadron, NDANG, Fargo, N.D.

4.   April 2000- December 2001, First Sergeant, 119th Aircraft Generation Squadron, NDANG, Fargo, N.D.

5.   December 2001 – April 2004, Wing Training Non-commissioned officer, Mission Support Squadron, NDANG, Fargo N.D

6.   May 2004-August 2016 - Base Education and Training Manager, 119th Force Support Squadron, NDANG, Fargo, N.D.

7.   August 2016 – January 2019 Force Support Manager, Joint Force Headquarters, NDANG, Fargo, N.D.   

8.   January 2019- Present - North Dakota Air National Guard State Command Chief, NDANG, Fargo, N.D. 

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three silver oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

Air Force Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with two silver and one oak leaf cluster

National Defense Service Medal with star device

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Air Force Longevity Ribbon with one silver and three oak leaf clusters

Armed Forces Reserve Medal with one “M” device

Air Force Training Ribbon

North Dakota State Commendation Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster

North Dakota State Achievement Ribbon

North Dakota Air National Guard OCONUS Ribbon

North Dakota Air National Guard Recruiting Ribbon, with one silver and three oak leaf clusters

North Dakota National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon

North Dakota National Guard Service Ribbon with three oak leaf clusters

North Dakota Basic Training Ribbon

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Legion-Life Member

Enlisted Association of the Air National Guard of the U.S. (EANGUS)-Life Member

  

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Airman Basic                             January 17, 1981

Airman First Class                     June 26, 1981

Senior Airman                           April 15, 1982

Sergeant                                   March 13, 1983

Staff Sergeant                          December 16, 1987

Technical Sergeant                    February 28, 1990

Master  Sergeant                       March 8, 2000

Senior Master Sergeant.            August 25, 2004

Chief Master Sergeant               October 12, 2016

Army Command Sgt. Maj.

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Command Sgt. Maj. Dave Lien

 

Army Command Sgt. Maj.