Joint Task Force-National Capital Region

(page updated JFeb. 27, 2017) 

"Joint Task Force-National Capital Region is comprised of service members from all branches of the United States Armed Forces, to include Reserve and National Guard components, responsible for military support to ceremonies and civil authorities for the inaugural period, Jan. 15–24, 2017."

Commanding General/JTF-NCR Commander   U.S. Army Major General Bradley A. Becker

Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery upon graduating from the University of California at Davis in May 1986, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. He also holds a Masters Degree in Political Science from Auburn University, Montgomery, Ala.
Prior to taking command of the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, Maj. Gen. Becker served as the Commanding General, U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Jackson, S.C.
From June 2012 to August 2013, Maj. Gen. Becker served as the Deputy Director for Joint Training, Joint Force Development, Joint Staff J7, where he worked closely with NATO’s Allied Command Transformation and other multinational partners.
Other joint assignments include a tour as Chief, Commanders Initiatives Group, U.S. Forces – Iraq, from June 2009 to July 2010; and special assistant to the Commander, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, U.S. Forces Korea, from November 2008 to June 2009.
Maj. Gen. Becker also served as the Deputy Commanding General (Support), 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, from July 2010 to June 2012; and as the Deputy Commanding General (Support), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Division – Center, during Operation New Dawn, Iraq, from December 2010 to December 2011.
From July 2007 to October 2008, Maj. Gen. Becker served as the Commander, 3rd Battlefield Coordination Detachment, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea. He also served as commander of 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington, and led that unit during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Deputy Commanding General   U.S. Air Force Brigadier General George M. Degnon

Brig. Gen. George M. Degnon is the Deputy Commanding General for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Joint Force
Headquarters-National Capital Region, Washington D.C. He is responsible for the command, control and oversight of the overall planning and execution of the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. The Inauguration team will consist of over 700 deployed and permanent party personnel that are responsible for coordinating with the United States Secret Service in order to provide proper event security, civilian and military transportation, parade control, and assist the Presidential Inauguration Committee in the planning of all Inauguration activities during the Inaugural period.
General Degnon received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1988 with a Bachelor’s degree in general engineering. His operational flying assignments include OV-10’s and F-16’s with Air Combat Command, Air Education and Training Command, Pacific Air Forces and U.S. Central Command. He joined the District of Columbia Air National Guard in 1998 and served as an instructor pilot, evaluator pilot, operations officer and Commander of the 121st Fighter Squadron, 113th Operations Group, the Vice Commander of the 113th Wing, and Deputy Director for Force Readiness, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Wing Commander for the 113th Wing, District of Columbia Air National Guard, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. His combat deployments include Operation Desert Shield/Storm as a Jumpmaster Qualified Battalion Air Liaison Officer with the 82nd Airborne in 1990; Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 410th Air Expeditionary Wing in 2003; and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Balad Air Base, Iraq, as the 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron Commander in 2006. His most recent deployment was to Thumrait Air Base Oman as the Commander of U.S. Forces for the joint exercise Accurate Test/Beacon Flash in 2012

Senior Enlisted Advisor   U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Paul E. Biggs


Task Forces - Officers in Charge
Departure Ceremony - U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark O'Brien

Capitol - U.S. Marine Corps Col. Michael Ouzts

Parade - U.S. Army Maj. Brian Fidderman

Cordon - U.S. Coast Guard Commander Michelle R. Watson
1,523 joint service members

Operations -  U.S. Marine Corps Major Lucas F. Hernandez

Presidential Escort - U.S. Army Captain Sam Rosenberg

Ceremonies, Special Events Office (CSEO) - U.S. Navy Reserve LCDR Marvin Terrell Ringer, SC

Military Assistants - U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Lynda Wilson

National Guard: Joint Task Force-District of Columbia

"More than 7,500 Citizen Soldiers and Airmen from nearly 40 states and territories across the U.S. will join the District of Columbia National Guard to supplement security, communications, logistical support, medical assistance and other support to civilian authorities during the 58th Presidential Inauguration."

Commanding General DC National Guard   Major General Errol R. Schwartz

Major General Errol R. Schwartz is CommandingGeneral of the District of Columbia National Guard.  He is responsible for operational readiness andcommand and control of the District of Columbia Army and Air National Guard units with an authorized strength of 2,700 Soldiers and Airmen.
General Schwartz assumed duties as Commanding General, District of Columbia in 2008. His military career started when he enlisted in  the District of Columbia Army National Guard in 1976. He was commissioned in June 1979 and appointed a platoon leader in the 104th Maintenance Company. He served in many leadership positions as a staff officer and commander. Some of his previous assignments include Battalion Commander, 372nd Military Police Battalion, Deputy Director of Information Management, Director of Logistics, Commander, 74th Troop Command and Deputy Commanding General, District of Columbia National Guard.

Commander, JTF-District of Columbia   Brigadier General William J. Walker

Prior leadership assignments include Commander, Mobilization Augmentation Command; Deputy Commander Army Forces, Joint Task Force – District of Columbia, 57th Presidential Inauguration; Chief of Staff, District of Columbia Army National Guard; Chief, Theater Observation Detachment - Afghanistan and Senior Liaison Officer to the Commander, International Security Assistance Force-Afghanistan for the Center for Army Lessons Learned; Strategic Planner, American Embassy Kabul; Vice J-2, National Guard Bureau, Intelligence Directorate and Commander, U.S. Army South, Joint Task Force - Jamaica.
General Walker was awarded degrees from the University of Illinois (BA), Chicago State University (MS), the National Intelligence University (MS) and American University (MA). He completed the National and International Security Program for Senior Executives at Harvard University; the Department of Defense, National Security Studies Program at George Washington University; the Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Executive Leader’s Program at the Naval Post Graduate School and the Seminar XXI Fellowship Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. General Walker is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Defense Strategy Course, the Inter-American Defense War College, the Joint Task Force Commander’s Training Course, the Joint and Combined War-fighting School and the U.S. Northern Command, Dual Status Commander’s Course.

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