NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Administration Director, Joint Staff – Army

Brigadier General James John Grant
Brigadier General James J. Grant serves as the Director, Joint Staff to The Adjutant General of New Jersey.  General Grant serves a dual role providing federal supervision to more than 8,300 members of the New Jersey Army and Air National Guard, as well as monitoring state operations of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.  He has direct responsibility for: the Joint Staff, Family Support, Fiscal Division, Installations, the New Jersey National Guard Training Center located at Sea Girt, Ethics, the Office of Military Affairs, Public Affairs and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

Brigadier General Grant received his commission as a Second Lieutenant through the Officer Candidates School in 1982.  Prior to receiving his commission, General Grant served as an enlisted member in United States Marine Corps serving from 1973 until 1975.

EDUCATION:
1983 Bachelor of Science, Law and Justice, Glassboro State College, Glassboro, New Jersey
1986 Master of Arts, Education, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
1990 Command and General Staff Officers Course, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
1994 Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Course, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Quantico, Virginia
2004 Master of Science, Strategic Studies, United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
National Defense Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hour Glass)
Army Service Ribbon

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION:
Retired as a Major/Commanding Officer, Division Staff Section, New Jersey State Police

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS:
Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Association
New Jersey State Police Superior Officers Association
New Jersey State Law Enforcement Officers Association

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant 28 August 1982
First Lieutenant 27 August 1985
Captain 4 September 1987
Major 26 January 1993
Lieutenant Colonel 14 June 2000
Colonel 4 March 2005
Brigadier General 22 July 2009

ASSIGNMENTS:
  1. August 1982 - August 1985, Platoon Leader, Company A, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry, 50th Armored Division, Woodbury, New Jersey
  2. September 1985 - October 1986, Scout Platoon Leader, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry, 50th Armored Division, Woodbury, New Jersey
  3. October 1986 - August 1989, Commander, Company D, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry, 50th Armored Division, Woodbury, New Jersey
  4. September 1989 - March 1991, Military Instructor, Detachment 1, Headquarters, State Area Command, Sea Girt, New Jersey
  5. March 1991 – October 1992, Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, 50th Armored Division, Fort Dix, New Jersey
  6. November 1992 - August 1993, Plans, Operations & Training Rear, 50th Armored, Division, Fort Dix, New Jersey
  7. September 1993 - March 1995, Plans, Operations & Training, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry, 50th Armored Division, Woodbury, New Jersey
  8. April 1995 - September 1995, Director of Tactics, Detachment 1, State Area Command, Sea Girt, New Jersey
  9. October 1995 - September 1996, Plans, Operations & Training, Northeast Combat Arms Training Brigade, Sea Girt, New Jersey
  10. October 1996 - January 2000, Commander, E Company, Officer Candidate School, 2nd Battalion, 254th Combat Arms Regiment, Sea Girt, New Jersey
  11. February 2000 - January 2002, Plans, Operations & Training, Headquarters, 254th Combat Arms Regiment, Sea Girt, New Jersey
  12. February 2002 - June 2004, Commander, 2nd Battalion, 254th Combat Arms Regiment, Sea Girt, New Jersey
  13. July 2004 - June 2006, Commander, Joint Training and Training Development Center, Fort Dix, New Jersey
  14. July 2006 - November 2008, Chief of Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Fort Dix, New Jersey
  15. November 2008 - Present, Chief of the Joint Staff, New Jersey National Guard, Fort Dix, New Jersey and New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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