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Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen to be installed as 31st Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard

About Us Governor Mark Dayton will administer the oath of office to Maj. Gen. Jon A. Jensen during a ceremony, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., at the Minnesota National Guard armory located at 600 Cedar Street in St. Paul. Jensen will be installed as the 31st Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard following the retirement of Maj. Gen. Richard C. Nash who served in the position since 2010.

"I am humbled to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of Minnesota and lead a force of dedicated and talented Soldiers and Airmen," said Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, the Adjutant General of Minnesota. "I am excited to lead this organization into the future as we continue to ensure the Minnesota National Guard is prepared to respond to our communities and state during times of disaster and serve our nation during times of conflict."

The Adjutant General is the administrative head of the Minnesota Department of Military Affairs and the leader of the Minnesota National Guard, an organization with more than 13,000 members who live and work throughout the state.

Jensen most recently served as the Commanding General of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division. He previously held positions as Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Africa and southern European Task Force, Minnesota National Guard Director of the Joint Staff and Minnesota National Guard Assistant Adjutant General – Army.

Jensen was selected as a finalist by a committee appointed by Governor Mark Dayton. Governor Dayton announced the appointment in August. Jensen will serve a seven-year term.

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