TAG's Column
By Brig. Gen. Glenn K. Rieth, The Adjutant General

Brig. Gen. Glenn K. RiethI am deeply honored and proud that Governor McGreevey, our Commander-in-Chief, has selected me to be his Adjutant General. Let it be clear that I fully recognize the importance of sitting in this position in terms of today's unprecedented threat to our state and nation. I want to assure you, that as your commander, I have the utmost confidence leading DMAVA to meet its awesome responsibilities and challenges.

You have the right to expect me to lead by example example and to set and enforce high standards. I promise to do that. It follows that I in turn will expect my senior leadership at all levels to emulate me. Together we must work hard to provide adequate resources and to train our soldiers and airmen to the best of our abilities in these very trying times. In future Guardlife issues, I will address several significant and critical concerns including Homeland Security and Homeland Defense, troop strength, employer support, budget and our responsibilities as caretakers of our veteran community.

I have a vision of where the New Jersey National Guard will be in the future. I cannot do it alone, so I ask for your cooperation, understanding and support. Together, I have no doubt that we can make this vision a reality.

Brigadier General, NJARNG
The Adjutant General