Brig. Gen. Jackie Huber has been named the next deputy adjutant general for the North Dakota National Guard.
The Bismarck native is the first female to hold the position in the state Guard. She succeeds Brig. Gen. Robert Becklund, who is retiring on Oct. 1.
"Brig Gen Huber is a proven leader; she is the right person at the right time to serve in this important position," said Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, the adjutant general. "She has deployed twice, served at every level of command and been a key member of our headquarters' staff."
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Gov. Doug Burgum called it "a great day for the North Dakota National Guard."
Huber enlisted in the North Dakota Army National Guard in 1989. She has worked full time for the Guard since 1998, and has held numerous commands and other positions. She deployed in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and has earned numerous military awards and decorations including the Bronze Star Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.
Huber is a graduate of Bismarck's St. Mary's Central High School. She holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of North Dakota, a master's degree in human resource management from the University of Mary and a master's degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.