National Guard
Brigadier General Edward J. Chrystal
  
Commander, Land Component Command
Fort Dix, NJ
Since: January 2018
Official Photo
SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE ROTC

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
Seton Hall University - BA - Criminal Justice
Seton Hall University - MA - Education
United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
United States Army War College
Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Harvard University, General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar
Army Strategic Education Program - Basic (ASEP-B)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S) None Recorded

PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT 19 May 88
1LT 24 May 91
CPT 23 May 95
MAJ 7 Jul 00
LTC 16 Feb 07
COL 25 Sep 13
BG 16 Mar 17

FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
Jan 18 Present Commander, Land Component Command, Fort Dix, New Jersey
Feb 17 Jan 18 Assistant Adjutant General, New Jersey Army National Guard, Fort Dix, New Jersey
Feb 16 Jan 17 Land Component Commander, New Jersey Army National Guard, Fort Dix, New Jersey
Feb 14 Jan 16 Commander, 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Jul 12 Feb 14 Mobilization Operations Officer, Army Support Activity, Fort Dix, New Jersey
Jul 11 Jul 12 Deputy Director Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, Army Support Activity, Fort Dix, New Jersey
Nov 09 Jul 11 Commander, 2d Battalion, 102d Cavalry Regiment, 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Jun 09 Oct 09 Brigade Special Staff Officer, 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Sep 08 May 09 International Zone Team Chief, Joint Area Support Group - Central, 50th IBCT, Multinational Forces-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq
Oct 07 Sep 08 Executive Officer, Joint Forces Headquarters, Fort Dix, New Jersey
Aug 06 Oct 07 Commander, 218th Law and Order Battalion, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Nov 04 Jul 06 Assistant Director, Blue Force, Joint Training and Training Development Center, Fort Dix, New Jersey
Aug 02 Nov 04 Assistant Operations Officer, 254th Regiment, Sea Girt, New Jersey
Feb 00 Jul 02 Commander, Officer Candidate School, 2d Battalion, 254th Regiment, Sea Girt, New Jersey
Jun 98 Jan 00 Train/Assist/Council Officer, Officer Candidate School, 2d Battalion, 254th Regiment, Sea Girt, New Jersey
Feb 97 May 98 Commander, Headquarters Company, 2/102d Armor, 50th Infantry Brigade, Port Murray, New Jersey
Dec 95 Jan 97 Plans and Operations Officer, 3/309th, 2d Brigade, 78th Division, Fort Dix, New Jersey
Mar 95 Dec 95 Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2/102d Armor, 50th Infantry Brigade, Port Murray, New Jersey
Apr 94 Mar 95 Scout Platoon Leader, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2/102d Armor, 50th Infantry Brigade, Port Murray, New Jersey
May 88 Apr 94 United States Army Reserve Annual Training Control Group, St. Louis Missouri

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
International Zone Team Chief, Joint Area Support Group - Central, 50th IBCT, Multinational Forces-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq Sep 08 - May 09 Lieutenant Colonel

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
International Zone Team Chief, Joint Area Support Group - Central, 50th IBCT, Multinational Forces-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq Sep 08 - May 09 Lieutenant Colonel

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver and 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Iraqi Campaign Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass Device and M Device)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
New Jersey Distinguished Service medal
New Jersey Ribbon of Honor (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
New Jersey Merit Award (with Numeral 19)
Louisiana Emergency Service Medal
Parachutist Badge

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION
Brigadier General Edward Chrystal retired from the New Jersey State Police at the rank of Lieutenant after twenty-five years of service. Brigadier General Chrystal is currently employed within the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, serving as the Superintendent of Veterans Haven North, a transitional home for homeless veterans.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Association of the United States Army
Veterans of Foreign Wars
National Guard Association of the United States
National Guard Association of New Jersey
American Legion

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1988 Distinguished Military Graduate, ROTC, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey

 

 

As of: 8 Jan 19

 

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