Brigadier General Jon A. Jensen

Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Africa

Deputy Commander

Brig. Gen. Jensen is the Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Africa and Southern European Task Force (SETAF) and dual-hatted as the Director of the Joint Staff, Minnesota National Guard and Department of Military Affairs, Saint Paul, Minnesota. He serves as the primary assistant to the Adjutant General with overall responsibility and oversight of more than 1,400 full-time employees of the Minnesota Army National Guard, directly supervises the Staff Directors of the Joint Force Headquarters, and is responsible for the readiness of the organization to conduct civil support operations.

Brig. Gen. Jensen earned his commission in 1989 from the United States Army Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon commissioning, he served in a variety of command and staff positions in both the Iowa and Minnesota Army National Guard. Brigadier General Jensen's command assignments include 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry, and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division. Prior to receiving his commission, Brig. Gen. Jensen enlisted in the 168th Infantry Regiment of the Iowa Army National Guard. Brigadier General Jensen has deployed in support of Operation Desert Spring (Kuwait), Operation Joint Forge (Bosnia-Herzegovina), and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Brig. Gen. Jensen holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance/Business Economics from Northwest Missouri State University, a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from the Command and General Staff College, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.

Brig. Gen. Jensen's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Service Star), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 Bronze Service Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Silver Hourglass, M device, Numeral 3), Noncommissioned Officer Professional development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2), the Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (Numeral 3), NATO Medal, and the Army Meritorious Unit Commendation (1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster).

 

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Brigadier General Kenneth H. Moore, Jr.

Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Africa

Brig. Gen. Kenneth H. Moore, Jr.

Brig. Gen. Kenneth H. Moore, Jr. is the Deputy Commanding General for U.S. Army Africa and Commander of its Army Reserve Engagement Cell. He was commissioned as an infantry officer in the Army Reserve in 1983. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Civil Affairs Officer Advanced Course, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, the United States Army War College and the Advanced Joint Professional Military Education. He has over 26 years of active federal service as an Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) Officer serving in various command and staff positions from 1987-2013.

Brig. Gen. Moore holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Virginia Tech, a Masters in Public Administration (cum laude) from Kutztown University, and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.

He was previously the Director, Civil Affairs Branch, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina from 2011-2013 and commanded the 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas from 2009-2011. Additionally, Brig. Gen. Moore served as the Assistant Chief of Staff, Force Development, United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina from 2007-2009, Civil Affairs Assessment Officer, United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida from 2005-2007, Psychological Operations Plans Officer, Special Operations Command and Control Element (SOCCE), Special Operations Command, Central Command, Camp Victory, Iraq (Jul-Oct 06), Chief, Reserve Component Force Management Division, United States Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina from 2003-2005, CA/PSYOP Plans Officer, United States Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina from 2001-2003, and European Command Operations Branch Chief, United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina from 1999-2001.

Brig. Gen. Moore is a Master Parachutist and has earned the Expert Infantryman Badge. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Service Star), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Gold Hourglass), the Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (Numeral 9); and German, Canadian, Greek, and Irish foreign parachutist badges.

 

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