National Guard
Major General JILL K. FARIS
Director, Office of the Joint Surgeon General, National Guard Bureau
Washington, DC
Since: June 2021
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South Dakota University - BA - Journalism: Broadcast
Trident University International - MBA - Military Management
United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

Adjutant General Officer Basic Course
AMEDD Officer Advanced Course
United States Army Command and General Staff College
United States Army War College
Joint Senior Medical Leader Course
Medical Strategic Leadership Program
Global Health Strategies for Security, Uniform Services University of Health
Army Senior Leader Development Program-Basic (ASLDP-B)


2LT 19 May 87
1LT 3 May 90
CPT 18 Sep 91
MAJ 17 Apr 96
LTC 22 Feb 02
COL 9 Nov 06
BG 11 Dec 14
MG 30 Jul 20

Jun 21 Present Director, Office of the Joint Surgeon General, National Guard Bureau, Washington, District of Columbia
Aug 17 Jun 21 Deputy Surgeon General for Army National Guard Department of the Army, Falls Church, VA
Jun 14 Jul 17 Deputy Chief of Staff/Assistant Surgeon General for Mobilization, Readiness and National Guard Affairs, Department of the Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Oct 10 Jun 14 Deputy Surgeon, ARNG Surgeons Office, Arlington, Virginia
Oct 08 Sep 10 Personnel Readiness Officer, Joint Force Headquarters, Columbus, Ohio
Oct 07 Oct 08 Deputy, J-1 Mobilization Readiness, Joint Force Headquarters, Columbus, Ohio
May 05 Sep 07 Deputy State Surgeon, Ohio Joint Force Headquarters, Columbus, Ohio; dual-hatted, May 2005 - October 2005, TRICARE Reserve Component Benefits Assistance Coordinator, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio and November 2006 - September 2007 Deputy Commander, Medical Detachment, Joint Force Headquarters, Columbus, Ohio
Dec 04 May 05 Chief, Division Medical Operations Center, 34th DISCOM, Bloomington, Minnesotadual-hatted, December 2004 - May 2005, TRICARE Reserve Component Benefits Assistance Coordinator, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
Dec 01 Dec 04 Executive Officer, Medical Detachment, State Area Command, St. Paul, Minnesota; dual-hatted, June 2004 - December 2004, TRICARE Reserve Component Benefits Assistance Coordinator, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
Jun 99 Jun 01 Logistical Plans Officer, Future Operation, HHC 34th Infantry Division, Rosemount, Minnesota
Oct 97 May 99 Medical Company Commander, Company F, 434th Main Support Battalion, Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Apr 96 Sep 97 S-2/3, Headquarters 134th Forward Support Battalion, North Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 94 Mar 96 Medical Company Executive Officer, Company C, 134th Main Support Battalion Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Mar 93 Nov 94 Plans Officer, Division Medical Operation Center, 34th DISCOM, Bloomington, Minnesota
Sep 89 Feb 93 Field Medical Assistant, Assistant S-3, 204th Medical Battalion, Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Nov 87 Nov 87 Special Project Officer, LT Transition Management Division, ARPERCEN, St. Louis, Missouri
Nov 87 Sep 89 Platoon Leader, Ambulance Platoon, HSC 204th Medical Battalion Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Cluster)
Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass Device)
Army Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 3)
Ohio Distinguished Service Medal
Ohio Faithful Service Ribbon (with Numeral 2)
Ohio Special Service Ribbon
Minnesota Service Ribbon (with Gold XV)
Army Staff Identification Badge

Credentialed by the American Academy of Medical Administrators (CAAMA)
National Guard Association of the United States
National Guard Officer Association of Ohio
United States Army War College Foundation
Army National Guard Executive Medical Advisory Committee

2013, Lincoln Senior High School Hall of Fame Inductee



As of: 1 Jun 21


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