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BRIGADIER GENERAL JILL K. FARIS

Assistant Surgeon General for Mobilization, Readiness and National Guard Affairs

Brigadier General Jill K. Faris assumed duties as the U.S. Army's Assistant Surgeon General for Mobilization, Readiness and National Guard Affairs on 23 June 2014. As Assistant Surgeon General, she assists the Deputy Surgeon General in providing consultative services and strategic planning in all aspects of medical readiness, health care, medical personnel, medical operational and training issues that comprise the critical medical readiness indicators pertaining to the Army National Guard. General Faris began her military career in 1982 when she enlisted in the South Dakota Army National Guard. She received her commission in 1987 through Reserve Officer Training Corp at South Dakota State University. She has served in all medical operations positions from company through Division and Joint Force Headquarters. Recent assignments include Deputy State Surgeon, Deputy Commander Medical Detachment, Deputy J-1 Mobilization Readiness and Deputy Surgeon for the Army National Guard.

EDUCATION

1987 South Dakota State University, Bachelor of Arts Degree, Broadcast Journalism, Brookings, South Dakota 2003 Trident University International, Master of Business Administration in Military Management, Cypress, California 2012 United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. November 1987 - November 1987, Special Project Officer, LT Transition Management Division, ARPERCEN, St. Louis, Missouri Brigadier General Jill K. Faris
  2. November 1987 - September 1989, Platoon Leader, Ambulance Platoon, HSC 204th Medical Battalion Cottage Grove, Minnesota
  3. September 1989 - March 1992, Field Medical Assistant, Assistant S-3, 204th Medical Battalion, Cottage Grove, Minnesota
  4. April 1992 - October 1992 IRR Control Group
  5. October 1992 - February 1993, Field Medical Assistant, Assistant S-3, 204th Medical Battalion, Cottage Grove, Minnesota
  6. March 1993 - November 1994, Plans Officer, Division Medical Operation Center, 34th DISCOM, Bloomington, Minnesota
  7. December 1994 - March 1996, Medical Company Executive Officer, Company C, 134th Main Support Battalion Cottage Grove, Minnesota
  8. April 1996 - September 1996, S-2/3, Headquarters 134th Forward Support Battalion, North Minneapolis, Minnesota
  9. October 1997 - May 1999, Medical Company Commander, Company F, 434th Main Support Battalion, Cottage Grove, Minnesota
  10. June 1999 - June 2001, Logistical Plans Officer, Future Operation, HHC 34th Infantry Division, Rosemount, Minnesota
  11. December 2001 - December 2004, Executive Officer, Medical Detachment, State Area Command, St. Paul, Minnesota
  12. December 2004 - May 2005, Chief, Division Medical Operations Center, 34th DISCOM, Bloomington, Minnesota
  13. June 2004 - October 2005, TRICARE Reserve Component Benefits Assistance Coordinator, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
  14. May 2005 - October 2006, Deputy State Surgeon, Ohio Joint Force Headquarters, Columbus, Ohio
  15. November 2006 - September 2007, Deputy Commander, Medical Detachment, Joint Force Headquarters, Columbus, Ohio
  16. October 2007 - October 2008, Deputy, J-1 Mobilization Readiness, Joint Force Headquarters, Columbus, Ohio
  17. October 2008 - September 2010, Personnel Readiness Officer, Joint Force Headquarters, Columbus, Ohio
  18. October 2010 - June 2014, Deputy Surgeon, ARNG Surgeons Office, Arlington, Virginia
  19. June 2014 - Present, Assistant Surgeon General for Mobilization, Readiness and National Guard Affairs, Falls Church, Virginia

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Cluster) Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Clusters) Army Achievement Medal Air Force Achievement Ribbon Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leave Cluster and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters) National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star) Humanitarian Service Ribbon Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass Device) Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 3) Army Service Ribbon Ohio Distinguished Service Ribbon Ohio State Service Ribbon (with Numeral 2) Ohio Faithful Service Ribbon Minnesota Service Ribbon (with 3 Bronze Oak Clusters) Brigadier General Jill K. Faris http://www.nationalguard.mil/portals/31/Features/ngbgomo/bio/2/2894.html[7/28/2016 12:07:25 PM]

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

Credentialed by the American Academy of Medical Administrators (CAAMA) Lifetime member National Guard Officer Association of Ohio Lifetime member National Guard Association of the United States Member of the ARNG Executive Medical Advisory Committee

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2013 Lincoln Senior High School Hall of Fame Inductee

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant 19 May 1987 First Lieutenant 3 May 1990 Captain 18 September 1991 Major 17 April 1996 Lieutenant Colonel 22 February 2002 Colonel 9 November 2006 Brigadier General 11 December 2014