New Jersey Army National Guard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
New Jersey Army National Guard
Starc.gif
The unit patch of New Jersey State Area Command (STARC)
Active 1945-46 - present (as Army National Guard)
Country  United States
Branch Army National Guard
Part of New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
New Jersey National Guard
Commanders
Current
commander
The Adjutant General: Brigadier General Jemal Beale

The New Jersey Army National Guard consists of over 8,000 Guardsmen.[citation needed] The New Jersey Guard is currently engaged in multiple worldwide and homeland missions. Units have deployed to Iraq, Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, Germany, Kosovo, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and Egypt. The Guard has also deployed to help with the recovery from Hurricane Irma in Texas and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hurricane Maria in Florida and Puerto Rico, and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

The New Jersey Army National Guard is governed through the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

On the home front, the Guard is responsible for Homeland Security tasks in the State of New Jersey.

The New Jersey National Guard contributed forces to the 44th Division when it was reformed on Oct. 19, 1920 as a result of the National Defense Act of 1920's major expansion of the National Guard.[1][2] As originally conceived, the division was to consist of National Guard units from the States of Delaware, New Jersey and New York. The 57th Infantry Brigade was the New Jersey contribution, the brigade had the 113th and 114th Infantry Regiments.

The New Jersey Army National Guard maintained the 50th Armored Division in the force from 1946 to 1988, and afterwards contributed a New Jersey brigade to the 42nd Infantry Division.

Commander-in-Chief: Phil Murphy, Governor of New Jersey

The Adjutant General: Brig. Gen. Jemal J. Beale

Assistant Adjutant General: Col. Mark A. Piterski

Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs: Dr. Lisa Hou

NJ Guard conducts joint FRIES training at JBMDL 150421-Z-AL508-004.jpg

Major commands[edit]

Awards and Decorations in Order of Precedence[edit]

Njdsm.jpg
  • New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal
Njvr.jpg
  • New Jersey Medal of Valor
Njmsm.jpg
  • New Jersey Meritorious Service Medal
Njcm.jpg
  • New Jersey Commendation Medal
Njmoh.jpg
  • New Jersey Ribbon of Honor
Njgca.jpg
  • New Jersey Good Conduct Ribbon
Njma.jpg
  • New Jersey Merit Award
Njdssm.jpg
  • New Jersey Desert Storm Service Medal
Njdssr.jpg
  • New Jersey Desert Storm Ribbon
Njssa.jpg
  • New Jersey State Service Award
Njra.jpg
  • New Jersey Recruiting Award
Njgua.jpg
  • New Jersey Governor's Unit Award
Njusa.jpg
  • New Jersey Unit Strength Award
250th Signal Battalion in Iraq

Historic units[edit]

  • 102CavRegtCOA.jpg 1-102nd Cavalry Regiment (United States)
  • 112FARegtCOA.jpg 3-112th Field Artillery Regiment
  • 113th Infantry coa.png 2-113th Infantry Regiment NOTE: The 113th Infantry is one of only nineteen Army National Guard units with campaign credit for the War of 1812.
  • 157th Field Artillery Battalion
  • 157th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
  • 165th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
  • 199th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
  • 228th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
  • 254 ADA COA.jpg 254th Air Defense Artillery Regiment (United States)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doubler, Michael D. "Civilian in Peace, Soldier in War: The Army National Guard, 1636–2000" (University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, KA, 2003), p. 190.
  2. ^ Wilson, John B., The Army Lineage Series: "Armies, Corps, Divisions and Separate Brigades" (US Army Center of Military History Washington, D.C, 1999), rp374.

External links[edit]

Official sites
Unofficial sites