New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

The Deputy Adjutant General

Colonel Mark A. Piterski

Brigadier General Edward J. Chrystal Jr.

Colonel Mark A. Piterski serves as the acting Deputy Adjutant General of New Jersey and the Assistant Adjutant General – Army. He is the principal advisor to The Adjutant General on all matters concerning military readiness, mobilizations, homeland security, defense support to civil authorities, human resources, logistics, training, and financial management, as well as the supervision and management of the Department’s 3,200 full-time State and Federal employees, and more than 30 armories and associated properties.

An Iraq Veteran, his previous assignments include Chief of Staff, New Jersey Army National Guard and Commander, 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. He began his career in the Army National Guard as an enlisted infantryman in 1987. He was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in May 1989 following his completion of the Connecticut Officer Candidate School.

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