New Jersey National Guard

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21st CST
  • 21st CST

    New Jersey National Guard Soldiers and Airmen with the 21st Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team (21st WMD-CST) participated in a series of training exercises at the TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater Township, N.J., June 25 and 27, 2019.  See more pictures on flickr.

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  • State Partnership Program

    Haki Çako, Director General, General Directorate of Civil Emergencies, Ministry of Defence, Republic of Albania, flew on a U.S. Army UH-72 Lakota with the 1-224th Security and Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, at Lawrenceville, N.J., July 31, 2019.  See more photos on flickr.

  • New Jersey Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention

    100% Free College Tuition

    Serve part-time and go to college full-time. New Jersey state law mandates that every member of the New Jersey Army National Guard is authorized to attend any New Jersey public college or university tuition free for undergraduate and graduate studies. Soldiers may take 16 credits per semester.  Get all the details and more at


Honors to Our Fallen

Members of the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing and the New Jersey Army National Guard's 57th Troop Command, participated in the funeral of Army Veteran Alvin E. Dickson, Jr. on November 22, 2019 at the Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery in Estell Manor, New Jersey.

Dickson lived in Galloway Township, NJ and served in the Army from 1956 through 1959, but had no family living in the area.

Deputy Adjutant General

The Deputy Adjutant General

Dr. Lisa J. Hou, D.O., a physician and a New Jersey Army National Guard veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, is the Assistant Commissioner for Operations, serving in the position of Deputy Adjutant General (DAG) for New Jersey.

She is the principal advisor to The Adjutant General on all matters concerning military readiness, mobilizations, homeland security, defense support to civil authorities, human resources, logistics, training, and financial management.

The duties include the supervision and management of the Department’s 3,200 full-time State and Federal employees, and more than 30 armories and associated properties.

In addition to her role as assistant commissioner, Dr. Hou holds the rank of Colonel and serves in the New Jersey Army National Guard.

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New Jersey National Guard
Last Updated: 12/04/2019
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