Major General Jefferson S. Burton
The Adjutant General
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.