Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

The Adjutant General

Brigadier General Jemal J. Beale

Brigadier General Jemal J. Beale was sworn in as the 32nd Adjutant General of New Jersey on April 2, 2018. Brigadier General Beale commands the more than 8,400 Soldiers and Airmen of the New Jersey National Guard. He directs, controls, and manages the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in the execution of federal and state missions. In addition, he manages all state veterans’ programs, commissions and facilities in New Jersey.

A combat Veteran of Afghanistan, his previous assignments include Director, Plans, Operations, Training & Safety, Director, Logistics, Commander, Recruiting & Retention Battalion, and Commander, Border Police Mentor Team (OEF). Brigadier General Beale began his military career in 1987 as an enlisted Soldier and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1990 after completing the Early Commissioning Program at Seton Hall University.

He has served throughout the continental United States, Afghanistan, Albania, Germany, and Italy.


Education

1992  Kean University, Bachelor of Arts, History
1995  Kean University, Master of Public Administration (MPA)
2017  United States Army War College, Master of Science, Strategic Studies (MSS)


Assignments

1990  Platoon Leader, Company A, 250th Forward Support Battalion, Sea Girt, New Jersey
1991  Platoon Leader, Company B, 250th Forward Support Battalion, Sea Girt, New Jersey
1994  Shop Officer, Company B, 250th Forward Support Battalion, Bordentown, New Jersey
1995  Acting Company Commander, Company B, 250th Forward Support Battalion, Bordentown, New Jersey
1996  Company Commander, Company B, 250th Forward Support Battalion, Bordentown, New Jersey
1999-2000  S1/Adjutant, Headquarters Company, 250th Forward Support Battalion, Sea Girt, New Jersey
2000-2002  Commander/S1, Headquarters Company, 250th Forward Support Battalion, Sea Girt, New Jersey
2002-2003  Detailed Inspector General (Joint), Headquarters, State Area Command, Fort Dix, New Jersey
2003  Acting Inspector General, State Area Command, Fort Dix, New Jersey
2003-2004  Chief Investigator, Joint Force Headquarters, Fort Dix, New Jersey
2004-2005  Inspector General, Joint Force Headquarters, Fort Dix, New Jersey
2005-2006  Adjutant/S1, 57th Troop Command, Atlantic City, New Jersey
2006-2007  Adjutant, 57th Troop Command, Atlantic City, New Jersey
2007  Logistics Officer, New Jersey Army National Guard Mechanized BN Training Team1, Fort Dix, New Jersey
2007-2008  Executive Officer, Border PMT (Joint), Herat, Afghanistan
2008  Commander, Border PMT (Joint), Herat, Afghanistan
2008-2009  Operations and Training Officer, Recruiting & Retention Command, Fort Dix, New Jersey
2009-2010  Operations and Training Officer/Deputy Commander, Recruiting & Retention Command, Sea Girt, New Jersey
2010-2012  Commander, Recruiting & Retention Command, Sea Girt, New Jersey
2012-2013  S/2 and S/3, Headquarters, 42nd Regional Support Group, Somerset, New Jersey
2013-2014  Executive Officer, Headquarters, 42nd Regional Support Group, Somerset, New Jersey
2014-2015  Training Division Chief, Joint Force Headquarters, Fort Dix, New Jersey
2015-2017  G3, Joint Force Headquarters, Fort Dix, New Jersey
2017-2018  G4, Joint Force Headquarters, Fort Dix, New Jersey
January 2018 – April 2018  Acting Adjutant General, New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
April 2018 – Present  Adjutant General, New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Lawrenceville, New Jersey


Awards and Decorations

Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Silver and 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Silver and 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
NATO Medal
Combat Action Badge
Air Assault Badge


Effective Dates of Promotion

Second Lieutenant 5 May 1990
First Lieutenant 30 May 1993
Captain 23 June 1997
Major 15 October 2002
Lieutenant Colonel 4 February 2009
Colonel 5 August 2015
Brigadier General 26 February 2018

Current as of April 2018

Last Updated: 11/09/2019
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