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Air National Guard

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The Army National Guard (ARNG), in conjunction with the Air National Guard, is a militia force and a federal military reserve force of the United States. Upon the creation of the United States Air Force in 1947, which included the Air National Guard, the National Guard Bureau was organized into two divisions, Army and Air, each headed by a major general who reported to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau.
It, along with each state's, district's, commonwealth's or territory's Army National Guard component, makes up the National Guard of each state and the districts, commonwealths and territories as applicable.

United States Army

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If mobilized for federal service, the member or unit becomes part of the Army National Guard of the United States, which is a reserve component of the United States Army.
It is the largest military branch, and in the fiscal year 2017, the projected end strength for the Regular Army (USA) was 476,000 soldiers; the Army National Guard (ARNG) had 343,000 soldiers and the United States Army Reserve (USAR) had 199,000 soldiers; the combined-component strength of the U.S. Army was 1,018,000 soldiers.

State adjutant general

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This function is performed in each state or territory by the State Adjutant General, and in the District of Columbia by the Commanding General of the District of Columbia National Guard when a unit is in its militia status.
Each adjutant general commands their state’s Army and Air National Guard units which are not on federal active duty.

Illinois National Guard

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Abraham Lincoln, served in the Illinois Militia during the Black Hawk War. He commanded a company in the 4th Illinois Regiment with the rank of captain from April to May, 1832. He was a private in Captain Alexander White's Company from May to June, 1832. He served as a private in Captain Jacob Earley's company from June to July, 1832.
The Illinois National Guard comprises both Army National Guard and Air National Guard components.

Salem, Massachusetts

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The foundation for what became the Army National Guard occurred in the city of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, the first time that a regiment of militia drilled for the common defense of a multi-community area.
In 1637, the first muster was held on Salem Common, where for the first time a regiment of militia drilled for the common defense of a multi-community area, thus laying the foundation for what became the Army National Guard.

Major general (United States)

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Andrew Jackson, commander of the Tennessee Militia as a Major General prior to the War of 1812. Upon the creation of the United States Air Force in 1947, which included the Air National Guard, the National Guard Bureau was organized into two divisions, Army and Air, each headed by a major general who reported to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau.
The United States Code also limits the total number of general officers that may be on the Reserve Active Status List (RASL) in the Reserve Component, which is defined in the case of general officers as the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve.

United States Army Reserve

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Harry S. Truman, served in the Missouri Army National Guard from 1905 to 1911, rising to the rank of corporal. During World War I he rejoined and was commissioned a first lieutenant in the 2nd Missouri Field Artillery. This regiment was federalized as the 129th Field Artillery, and Truman commanded Battery D as a captain. He continued to serve in the Army Reserve, retiring as a colonel in 1953.
Together, the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard constitute the Army element of the Reserve components of the United States Armed Forces.

Missouri National Guard

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Harry S. Truman, served in the Missouri Army National Guard from 1905 to 1911, rising to the rank of corporal. During World War I he rejoined and was commissioned a first lieutenant in the 2nd Missouri Field Artillery. This regiment was federalized as the 129th Field Artillery, and Truman commanded Battery D as a captain. He continued to serve in the Army Reserve, retiring as a colonel in 1953.
It is composed of Army and Air National Guard units.

Chief of the National Guard Bureau

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Upon the creation of the United States Air Force in 1947, which included the Air National Guard, the National Guard Bureau was organized into two divisions, Army and Air, each headed by a major general who reported to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau.
The Chief of the National Guard Bureau is a federally recognized commissioned officer who has served at least 10 years of federally recognized active duty in any of the Reserves of the Army or Air Force, either from the United States Army Reserve, the Army National Guard of the United States, the United States Air Force Reserve or the Air National Guard of the United States.

William H. Abendroth

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William H. Abendroth (December 24, 1895 – September 3, 1970) was a United States Army Major General who served as Director of the Army National Guard and Commander of the District of Columbia National Guard.

Donald Burdick

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Donald Burdick (born November 6, 1934) is a retired United States Army major general who served as director of the Army National Guard.

La Vern E. Weber

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La Vern E. Weber (September 3, 1923 – December 30, 1999) was a United States Army officer who served as Adjutant General of Oklahoma, Director of the Army National Guard and Chief of the National Guard Bureau (NGB).

Leonard C. Ward

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Brigadier General Leonard C. Ward (November 17, 1917 – March 20, 2001) was a United States Army officer who served as Chief of the Army Division (now Director of the Army National Guard) at the National Guard Bureau.

Charles L. Southward

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Charles L. Southward (May 16, 1912 – April 28, 2000) was a United States Army Major General who served as Director of the Army National Guard and Commander of the District of Columbia National Guard.

Judd H. Lyons

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MG Judd H. Lyons (Acting), 2014–2015
Judd Henry Lyons (born May 29, 1962) is a retired Army National Guard general officer who attained the rank of major general.

William A. Navas Jr.

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William A. Navas Jr. (born December 15, 1942) is a retired United States Army Major General who served as the Director of the Army National Guard.

William E. Ingram Jr.

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LTG William E. Ingram, Jr., 2011–2014
Lieutenant General (Retired) William E. Ingram Jr. (born January 21, 1948) was the Director of the Army National Guard.

Raymond F. Rees

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He is a retired United States Army Major General who served as the Adjutant General of Oregon and was Director of the Army National Guard and acting Chief of the National Guard Bureau.

Roger C. Schultz

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Roger C. Schultz (born October 13, 1945) is a retired United States Army lieutenant general who served as director of the Army National Guard.

Clayton P. Kerr

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A longtime member of the Texas Army National Guard, he was prominent for his service as deputy commander of the Allied Military Mission to the Italian Army during World War II, and his post-war assignments as commander of the 49th Armored Division and Director of the Army National Guard.

Raymond W. Carpenter

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Raymond W. Carpenter (born 1948) is a retired United States Army Major General who served as acting Director of the Army National Guard.

Timothy J. Kadavy

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Timothy J. Kadavy is a United States Army lieutenant general who serves as Director of the Army National Guard.

John R. D'Araujo Jr.

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John R. D'Araujo Jr. is a retired United States Army major general who served as Director of the Army National Guard and an official with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

William C. Bilo

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William C. Bilo (born November 15, 1944) is a retired United States Army Brigadier General who served as Deputy Director of the Army National Guard.

James W. Nuttall

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James W. Nuttall (born 1953) is a retired United States Army major general who served as deputy director of the Army National Guard and deputy commander of the United States First Army.