General Officer Biography

BRIGADIER GENERAL JODI S. TYMESON

 

1278.jpg (46047 bytes)Deputy Commander, Iowa Army National Guard

Brigadier General Jodi Tymeson assumed duties as Deputy Commander, Iowa Army National Guard, Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa on 24 September 2002. As Deputy Commander, she is responsible for supporting the command guidance and to represent the Iowa National Guard in the community.

The General's active military service began in 1974 when she enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard. She attended the Iowa Military Academy, Officer Candidate School. She was Commissioned in1982 and qualified in Signal Corps and commanded at the unit and battalion levels. Prior to this assignment BG Tymeson served as Commander 67th Troop Command and most recently as Special Projects Officer and Inspector General.


EDUCATION:

1988 University of Northern Iowa - BA Degree - Elementary Education
1997 Drake University - Masters of Public Administration
1999 US Army War College - Harvard University Program for Research Fellows in National Security

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Jun 82 - Sep 82 Telecommunications Officer, Company B 234th Signal Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard, Marshalltown, Iowa.
2. Sep 82 - Jan 83, Platoon Leader, Company B 234th Signal Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard, Marshalltown, Iowa.
3. Jan 83 - Feb 83, Student, Signal Officer Basic Course, US Army Southeast Signal School, Fort Gordon, Georgia.
4. Feb 83 - Jun 85, Platoon Leader, Company B 234th Signal Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard, Marshalltown, Iowa
5. Jun 85 - Oct 88, Company Commander, Company B 234th Signal Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard, Marshalltown, Iowa.
6. Oct 88 - Jun 89, Systems Control Officer, 234th Signal Battalion, Iowa, Army National Guard, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
7. Jun 89 - Aug 91, S-3, 234th Signal Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
8. Aug 91 - May 94, Battalion Executive Officer, 234th Signal Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
9. May 94 - Mar 97, Battalion Commander, 234th Signal Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
10. Mar 97 - Oct 97, S-2, 67th Troop Command, Iowa Army National Guard, Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa.
11. Oct 97 - May 98, S-3, 67th Troop Command, Iowa Army National Guard, Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa.
12. May 98 - Jun 98, Special Projects Officer, 67th Troop Command, Iowa Army National Guard, Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa.
13. Jun 98 - May 99, Student, US Army War College, Harvard University Fellow
14. May 99 - Sep 99, Special Projects Officer, 67th Troop Command, Iowa Army National Guard, Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa.
15. Oct 99 - May 02, Commander, 67th Troop Command, Iowa Army National Guard, Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa.
16. May 02 - Sep 02, Special Projects Officer/Inspector General, HQ STARC Iowa Army National Guard, Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa.
17. Sep 02 - Nov 03, Deputy STARC Commander, State Area Command, Iowa Army National Guard, Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa.
18. Dec 03 - present, Deputy Commander, Iowa Army National Guard, Joint Forces Headquarters - Iowa, Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal (w 2 bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with 1 silver and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with 1 silver Hour Glass Device)
Army Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION:

State Representative, Iowa House of Representatives

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS:

2LT ARNG 27 Jun 82
1LT ARNG 26 Jun 85
CPT ARNG 27 Aug 86
MAJ ARNG 27 Aug 90
LTC ARNG 27 Aug 94
COL ARNG 25 Sep 98
BG (Line) ARNG 20 Oct 03

 

 

(Current as of September 2005)

 

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