MILITARY DEPARTMENT

ADJUTANT GENERAL


[photo, Janeen L. Birckhead, Adjutant General] MAJ. GEN. JANEEN L. BIRCKHEAD, Adjutant General



Adjutant General since April 7, 2023. Acting Adjutant General April 5 to April 7, 2023. Assistant Adjutant General, Maryland Army National Guard, 2018-23. Deputy Commanding General, Reserve Affairs, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 2018-23.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2023-; Governor's Warrior to Worker Council, 2023-. Member, Maryland Cybersecurity Coordinating Council, 2023-; Maryland Cybersecurity Council, 2023-; Maryland Military Installation Council, 2023-; Council on Open Data, 2023-; Maryland Veterans Trust, 2023-.

Chair, Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force, 2021-.

Hampton University, B.A. (political science), magna cum laude, 1991; University of Maryland University College, M.A. (general administration); U.S. Army War College, M.A. (strategic studies). Served in U.S. Army (legion of merit; defense meritorious service medal; meritorious service medal (with 3 bronze oak leaf clusters); army commendation medal (with 2 bronze oak leaf clusters); air force commendation medal; joint meritorious unit award (with 1 oak leaf cluster); armed forces service medal (with bronze service star); army reserve components achievement medal (with 1 silver and 2 bronze oak leaf clusters); army meritorious unit commendation; national defense service medal (with bronze service star); afghanistan campaign medal (with campaign star); global war on terror service medal; armed forces reserve medal (with silver hourglass & "m" device); army service ribbon; army overseas service ribbon; army reserve components overseas training ribbon (with numeral 4); north atlantic treaty organization medal; adjutant general's special recognition ribbon (with numeral 2); maryland emergency service ribbon (with numeral 3); maryland national guard recruiting ribbon; maryland state service medal (with 1 silver botonee cross & 1 bronze botonee cross)). Chief, Personnel Branch, 2005-08, Joint Force Headquarters, Baltimore. Combined Joint Operations Deputy, Director, Security Partnering, Current Operations, International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan, 2010-11. Chief, Supply and Services Division, 2011-14, and Director of Legislative Affairs, 2017-18, Joint Force Headquarters, Baltimore. Member, Society of Human Resources Management; National Guard Association of the United States; National Guard Association of Maryland; Reserve Officer Association; Association of the United States Army.

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