Deputy to the Commanding General - Army National Guard
Brigadier General Kevin R. Griese is the Assistant Adjutant General - Army, South Dakota National Guard. As the Assistant Adjutant General - Army, he is responsible to The Adjutant General for strategic planning, strength management, troop readiness and mobilization support of the state's 3,200 Army National Guard Soldiers. He also serves in a dual-hat position as Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard (Reserve Component), United States Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
In this role, Brig. Gen. Griese represents the Chief, National Guard Bureau and Director, Army National Guard and serves as the advisor to the Commanding General, United States Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, for all Army National Guard issues.
Brig. Gen. Griese began his military service in January 1982 enlisting as a 13E in Headquarters Headquarters Battery 147th Field Artillery Brigade. He received his commission through the Reserve Officers Training Corps from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in May 1986 and was branched an engineer officer in the Corps of Engineers. He has held command and staff positions within the 109th Engineer Battalion, 153rd Engineer Battalion, 109th Engineer Group, and the 196th Regiment (Regional Training Institute). Brig. Gen. Griese commanded the 153rd Engineer Battalion during its deployment to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom II in 2004-2005. His most recent assignment was Commander, 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.