National Guard
Brigadier General William A. Ward
  
Assistant Adjutant General
Missouri Joint Force Headquarters
Jefferson City, MO
Since: October 2015
Official Photo
SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE ROTC

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
University of Missouri - Columbia - BS - Civil Engineering
United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
United States Army War College
Joint Task Force Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Deputy Commanding General
Army Strategic Education Program - Basic (ASEP-B)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S) None Recorded

PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT 18 May 84
1LT 30 Apr 87
CPT 16 Mar 91
MAJ 13 Nov 98
LTC 17 Mar 05
COL 28 May 10
BG 3 Dec 14

FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
Oct 15 Present Assistant Adjutant General, Missouri Joint Force Headquarters, Jefferson City, Missouri; dual-hatted, Dec 15 - May 18, Army National Guard Assistant for Reserve Affairs, Chief of Engineers, Washington, DC, Washington, DC
Jun 15 Oct 15 Commander, Land Component Command, Missouri Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, Jefferson City, Missouri
Nov 13 Jun 15 Assistant Division Commander - Support, 35th Infantry Division, Lexington, Missouri
Sep 13 Nov 13 Chief of Staff, Missouri Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, Jefferson City, Missouri
Oct 09 Sep 13 Commander, 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Kansas City, Missouri
Apr 09 Sep 09 Deputy Brigade Commander, 35th Engineer Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
Jun 08 Apr 09 Design Engineer, 35th Engineer Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
Jun 07 Jun 08 Design Engineer, 35th Engineer Brigade, 4th Infantry Division/1st Cavalry Division, Baghdad, Iraq
Feb 05 Jun 07 Commander, 203rd Engineer Battalion, Joplin, Missouri
Aug 04 Feb 05 Area Damage Control Officer, 35th Engineer Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
Mar 03 Aug 04 S-3, 203rd Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Baghdad, Iraq
Aug 01 Mar 03 Executive Officer, 203rd Engineer Battalion, Joplin, Missouri
Aug 99 Aug 01 S-3, 203rd Engineer Battalion, Joplin, Missouri
Jun 97 Aug 99 State Civil Engineer, State Readiness Command, Jefferson City, Missouri
May 94 Jun 97 Commander, Company B, 203rd Engineer Battalion, Carthage, Missouri
May 93 Apr 94 Civil Engineer, 203rd Engineer Battalion, Joplin, Missouri
Jan 93 Apr 93 Task Force S-3, Task Force 203, United States Army South, Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica Central America
Jan 91 Jan 93 Civil Engineer, 203rd Engineer Battalion, Joplin, Missouri
Sep 89 Jan 91 Platoon Leader/Detachment Commander, Headquarters and Support Company, 203rd Engineer Battalion, Webb City, Missouri
Oct 88 Sep 89 Platoon Leader, Company D, 203rd Engineer Battalion, Joplin, Missouri
Apr 88 Oct 88 Construction Engineer, 203rd Engineer Battalion, Joplin, Missouri
Nov 87 Apr 88 Student, United States Army Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Apr 87 Nov 87 Construction Engineer, 203rd Engineer Battalion, Joplin, Missouri
May 84 Apr 87 Control Group (Early Commissioning Program), University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Design Engineer, 35th Engineer Brigade, 4th Infantry Division/1st Cavalry Division, Baghdad, Iraq Jun 07 - Jun 08 Lieutenant Colonel
S-3, 203rd Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Baghdad, Iraq Mar 03 - Aug 04 Major
Task Force S-3, Task Force 203, United States Army South, Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica Central America Jan 93 - Apr 93 Captain

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Legion of Merit (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Bronze Star Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Meritorious Unit Citation (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster and 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Iraq Campaign Medal (with 1 Campaign Star)
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hour Glass Device, M Device, Numeral 2)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 2)
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 7)
Missouri Meritorious Service Medal
Missouri Commendation Ribbon
Missouri 30 Year Long Service Ribbon
Missouri Iraq Campaign Ribbon
Missouri Expeditionary Ribbon
Missouri State Emergency Duty Ribbon (with 2 Bronze Stars)
Parachutist Badge

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION
Brigadier General Ward serves as a Department of the Air Force Civilian as the Engineering Division Chief, Civil Engineering Directorate, 72nd Air Base Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Responsible for design, construction, planning, programming, energy management, facility operations and maintenance for a major United States Air Force maintenance and logistics depot occupying 5,000 acres with over 700 facilities totaling over 19 million square feet.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Licensed Professional Engineer, Oklahoma
Chi Epsilon, National Civil Engineering Honorary, Columbia, Missouri
Society of American Military Engineers, Oklahoma City Chapter
National Guard Association of the United States
Missouri National Guard Association
35th Infantry Division Association
Army Engineer Association

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1983 George C. Marshall Award, Reserve Officer Training Corp, Missouri Southern State University
1984 Commander, Corps of Cadets, Reserve Officer Training Corp, Missouri Southern State University
1986 Magna Cum Laude and Honors Scholar, University of Missouri - Columbia
1986 Distinguished Military Graduate, University of Missouri - Columbia
1988 Honor Graduate, Engineer Officer Basic Course, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
1992 Honor Graduate, Engineer Officer Advanced Course, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
2006 Civilian of the Year, Civil Engineering Directorate, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
2008 Bronze Order of the De Fleury Medal, Army Engineer Association, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
2009 Civilian of the Quarter, Civil Engineering Directorate, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
2009 Newman Medal, Society of American Military Engineers, Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
2013 Silver Order of the De Fleury Medal, Army Engineer Association, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
2013 Honorable Order of Saint Barbara, United States Field Artillery Association, Fort Sill, Oklahoma

 

 

As of: 3 Nov 18

 

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