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Brigadier General Steven C Warren (Retired)


Brigadier General Steven C. Warren

Brig. Gen. Steven C. Warren is the Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, South Dakota Air National Guard, Joe Foss Field, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is responsible to the Adjutant General for the operational readiness of the South Dakota Air National Guard and the unit's ability to perform its federal and state missions.

General Warren was commissioned in 1982 as a Second Lieutenant (Biomedical Sciences Corps) in the United States Air Force. Prior to receiving his commission, General Warren enlisted into the South Dakota Air National Guard in 1977, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. He moved to the Air Force Reserve in 1990.  In 1993, he completed the full circle by returning to the South Dakota Air National Guard. General Warren assumed the position of Chief of Staff in October 2014 and moved to his current position as Assistant Adjutant General in May 2016. 

1981 Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota
1985 Squadron Officer School (SOS), by non-residence
1997 Air Command and Staff College (ACSC), by non-residence
2000 Air War College (AWC), by correspondence

1. July 1982 - January 1986, Bioenvironmental Engineer, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.
2. January 1986 - May 1988, Officer In Charge Bioenvironmental Engineering, Seymour-Johnson AFB, N.C.
3. March 1990 - August 1993, Officer In Charge Bioenvironmental Engineering, Minneapolis-St Paul, Minn.
4. August 1993 - June 2006, Officer In Charge Bioenvironmental Engineering, Joe Foss Field, S.D.
5. June 2006 - December 2011, 114th Mission Support Group Commander, Joe Foss Field, S.D.
6. January 2012 - September 2014, 114th Wing Vice Commander, Joe Foss Field, S.D
7. September 2014 - April 2016, Chief of Staff
8. April 2016 - March 2017, Assistant Adjutant General, Sioux Falls, SD

Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service with nine oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with gold hourglass and bronze hourglass
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)
Air Force Training Ribbon with oak leaf cluster
South Dakota Distinguished Service Award
South Dakota Emergency Operations Ribbon
South Dakota National Guard Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
South Dakota State Partnership Program Ribbon
South Dakota Distinguished Unit Award with gold border and oak leaf cluster

Second Lieutenant May 21, 1982
First Lieutenant May 21, 1984
Captain May 21, 1986
Major Mar. 5, 1993
Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 15, 1997
Colonel Apr. 29, 2008
Brigadier General Sep. 21, 2014

(Current as of May 2017)