General Officer Biography



Official PhotoThe Adjutant General, Illinois

Major General (IL) Daniel M. Krumrei is the 38th Adjutant General of the State of Illinois. He assumed the duties of the Adjutant General on December 21, 2012. He serves as a member of the Governor's Cabinet as the Director of the Illinois Department of Military Affairs and is the Governor's principal advisor on military matters. As the Adjutant General, he is responsible for carrying out Illinois National Guard missions in supporting civil authorities during domestic operations and emergency relief efforts, operational readiness and supporting U.S. military operations across the world. He also maintains a close relationship with Polish military forces through the National Guard's State Partnership Program. General Krumrei is the senior officer in the chain-of-command for both the Illinois Army and Air National Guard. He is responsible for the daily operations of the Illinois National Guard and oversees approximately 13,000 men and women in uniform (2,286 of whom are full time) and 230 civilian employees in the Illinois Department of Military Affairs. General Krumrei works closely with the leadership of National Guard Bureau and the Departments of the Army and Air Force.

General Krumrei enlisted into the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 32nd Infantry Brigade (Separate) (Mechanized), Wisconsin National Guard as a Telecommunications Specialist in 1977. He received a direct appointment as Chaplain Candidate in 1982 while in the Oklahoma National Guard. General Krumrei received his appointment as a Chaplain in 1986 while in the Iowa National Guard. General Krumrei deployed to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in support of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. He also served in overseas missions and operations in Japan, Italy, Ukraine, Germany, Malawi, Poland, Jamaica and Congo.

Prior to becoming The Adjutant General, General Krumrei served as Command Chaplain, Illinois Army National Guard from May 2005 to December 2012. Additionally, he served as Staff Chaplain, Joint Force Headquarters, Illinois National Guard. General Krumrei's previous assignments include serving in: HHC, 32nd Infantry Brigade (Separate) (Mechanized); HHB 1/189 Field Artillery; HHB 1/194th Field Artillery; 209th Medical Clearing Company; HHD 232nd Corps Support Battalion; and 65th Troop Command Brigade.


1981 Phillips University, Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Enid, Oklahoma
1981 Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Course, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
1985 Phillips University, Master of Divinity, Theology, Enid, Oklahoma
1996 Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
2001 Emergency Medical Ministry Course, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
2006 United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
2009 Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Norfolk, Virginia
2009 Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University, Norfolk, Virginia
2013 Harvard Kennedy School, General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2014 Army Strategic Leadership Development Program-B, Tysons Corner, Virginia


1. January 1982 - October 1985, Chaplain Candidate, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 189th Field Artillery Regiment, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2. October 1985 - July 1986, Chaplain Candidate, United States Army Reserve Control Group (Reinforcement), Saint Louis, Missouri
3. July 1986 - November 1990, Chaplain, Joint Forces Headquarters, Iowa National Guard, attached to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery Regiment, Johnston, Iowa
4. November 1990 - October 1991, Chaplain, 209th Medical Clearing Company, Iowa City, Iowa
5. October 1991 - October 1992, Chaplain, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery Regiment, Johnston, Iowa
6. October 1992 - October 1997, Chaplain, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 232nd Corps Support Battalion, Springfield, Illinois
7. October 1997 - March 2005, Staff Chaplain, 65th Troop Command Brigade, Springfield, Illinois
8. March 2005 - October 2009, State Chaplain, Joint Forces Headquarters Illinois National Guard, Springfield, Illinois
9. October 2009 - December 2012, Joint Forces Chaplain, Joint Forces Headquarters Illinois National Guard, Springfield, Illinois
10. December 2012 - Present, The Adjutant General, Illinois National Guard, Springfield, Illinois


Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal (with 3 Bronze Leaf Clusters)
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Southwest Asia Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars)
Humanitarian Service Medal (Mississippi River Flood)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass and M Device
Army Service Ribbon)
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 8)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
Illinois Long and Honorable Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon (with Numeral 10)
Illinois State Active Duty Ribbon
Iowa Commendation Medal
Iowa State Service Ribbon
Oklahoma Long Service Ribbon
Oklahoma Good Conduct Ribbon


Life member of National Guard Association of the United States
Life member of National Guard Association of Illinois
Life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars
Life member of Army War College Alumnae Association


Second Lieutenant ARNG 7 January 1982
First Lieutenant ARNG 6 January 1985
First Lieutenant USAR 12 October 1985
First Lieutenant ARNG 12 July 1986
Captain ARNG 30 December 1987
Major ARNG 30 December 1997
Lieutenant Colonel ARNG 24 April 2001
Colonel ARNG 26 July 2005
Brigadier General ARNG 23 May 2013
Major General



(Current as of February 2015)


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