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New Jersey Army National Guard

New Jersey Army National Guard
The unit patch of New Jersey State Area Command (STARC)
Active1945-46 - present (as Army National Guard)
Country United States
BranchArmy National Guard
Part ofNew Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
New Jersey National Guard
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.Lisa Hou

Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs: Dr. Mark Piterski

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

Major commands

Awards and Decorations in Order of Precedence

  • New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal
  • New Jersey Medal of Valor
  • New Jersey Meritorious Service Medal
  • New Jersey Commendation Medal
  • New Jersey Ribbon of Honor
  • New Jersey Good Conduct Ribbon
  • New Jersey Merit Award
  • New Jersey Desert Storm Service Medal
  • New Jersey Desert Storm Ribbon
  • New Jersey State Service Award
  • New Jersey Recruiting Award
  • New Jersey Governor's Unit Award
  • New Jersey Unit Strength Award
250th Signal Battalion in Iraq

Historic units

  • 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


  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

Official sites
Unofficial sites