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Gary R. Herbert
Commander in Chief
Utah national Guard


Major General Jefferson S. Burton
The Adjutant General
Commanding
Utah National Guard

 

Maj. Gen. Burton assumed his duties as The Adjutant General, Utah National Guard, in October 2012 with responsibility for the training and mobilization of more than 7,500 Soldiers and Airmen. General Burton began his military service in 1982 as an enlisted Soldier in the Field Artillery. He attended Brigham Young University's Reserve Officer Training Corps as a Distinguished Military Graduate and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1984. He served for six years as a Regular Army Officer in the Military Police Corps completing tours at the United States Army Military Police School, Fort McClellan, Alabama; in Europe with 7th United States Corps and at Fort Carson, Colorado with the 4th Infantry Division. He returned to the Utah Army National Guard in 1991 and branch transferred to the Engineer Corps. He has served in a myriad of positions to include Company Commander, Battalion Executive Officer, Assistant Professor of Military Science at both Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University, Director of Civil Military Relations and Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel. He is a two-time Battalion Commander leading the Recruiting and Retention Battalion and then as Commander, 1457th Engineer Combat Battalion, which deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I as part of the 1st Armored Division Task Force in 2003. His most recent duty was Assistant Adjutant General - Commander of the 5,600 Soldiers of the Utah Army National Guard to include a Special Forces Group, a Military Intelligence Brigade, a Fires Brigade, a Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, and an Aviation Group from 2007 to 2012.


Command Sergeant Major Eric W. Anderson
Senior Enlisted Leader
Utah National Guard

 

Command Sgt. Maj. Anderson is from Price, Utah. He enlisted in the Utah Army National Guard on 15 March 1989. CSM Anderson received his Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and followed on at the Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California where he learned Russian. He later went on to Fort Huachuca, Arizona to Advanced Individual Training, where he received the MOS 35M (Human Intelligence Collector). A short time later he transferred to a 35P (Cryptologic Linguist) MOS. He served in the 141st Military Intelligence Battalion (Linguist) and the 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion (Linguist), 300th Military Intelligence Brigade (Linguist), and the 640th Regiment (Regional Training Institute). He deployed to Iraq from 2003-2004 serving in both Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

 
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Brian T. Searcy
Command Chief Warrant Officer
Utah National Guard

 

CW5 Brian Searcy enlisted in the Utah Army National Guard on 20 January 1988 in Service Battery, 222 FA Bn as a Cannon Crewmember.  In February of 1992 he transferred to D Co, 142nd MI Bn and reclassified as an Interrogator.  He was appointed to Warrant Officer 1 as a Human Intelligence Collection Technician on 30 April 1999 in the 141st MI Bn. CW5 Searcy deployed with 141 MI Bn in support of OIF 1 as Interrogation Chief, Joint Interrogation Debriefing Center. On 1 June 2006 Chief Searcy was assigned as the Overseas Duty Training Officer. On 3 May 2012 he was assigned as the Force Integration Readiness Officer and in 2013 assumed responsibilities of the Mobilization Readiness Officer. On 16 June 2018 Chief Searcy was appointed as the Utah Army National Guard Command Chief Warrant Officer. Chief Searcy is a qualified Functional Area 50 and graduate from the University of Utah with a degree in Business Management. 

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June 13, 2019

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June 6, 2019

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April 25, 2019

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April 25, 2019

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February 1, 2019