MG David Baldwin
The Adjutant General
California Military Department
MG Matthew Beevers
Deputy Adjutant General
California Military Department
CMSgt James
Command Senior Enlisted Leader
California National Guard

The Adjutant General, California

Major General David S. Baldwin was appointed as The Adjutant General of California on 16 April, 2011. As a member of the Governors Cabinet, he is responsible for the operation of the State Military Department which consists of the California Army and Air National Guard, State Military Reserve and California Youth Programs; totaling more than 23,000 personnel. General Baldwin enlisted as a medic in the California Army National Guard in 1982. He was commissioned through Reserve Officers Training Corps in 1984. General Baldwin’s military assignments have included Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Scout Platoon Leader. He commanded a rifle company that deployed to the Los Angeles Riots in 1992. General Baldwin served as the aide-de-camp for the Commander, California Army National Guard before being assigned as the Operations Officer and then Executive Officer of 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry. He commanded that same battalion when it deployed troops to Kuwait in the fall of 2001 in support of Operation Desert Spring. Following his assignment as a student at the Army War College, General Baldwin served as the Civil-Military operations Officer and then the Executive Officer of Combined Forces Command – Afghanistan. He also serviced as Commander, 40th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, California Army National Guard. General Baldwin’s full-time assignments on State Active Duty included Emergency Plans and Operations Officer, Legislative Liaison Officer, J3 and Chief of the Joint Staff, California Military Department.

 

EDUCATION:

1985 Stanford University, Bachelor of Science, Medical Microbiology, Palo Alto, California
1996 University of Southern California, Master of Public Administration, Los Angeles, California
2003 United States Army War College, Master of Strategic Studies, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
2003 United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
2015 National Defense University, CAPSTONE, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, District of Columbia

 ASSIGNMENTS:

  • September 1984 – April 1986, Rifle Platoon Leader, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 159th Infantry, California Army National Guard, San Jose, California
  • May 1986 – September 1986, Executive Officer, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 159th Infantry, California Army National Guard, San Jose, California
  • October 1986 – December 1989, Scout Platoon Leader, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 159th Infantry, California Army National Guard, San Jose, California
  • January 1990 – March 1993, Commander, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 159th Infantry, California Army National Guard, Pleasanton, California
  • April 1993 – January 1994, Aide-de-Camp, Headquarters (-) State Area Command, California Army National Guard, Sacramento, California
  • February 1994 – December 1994, Assistant S-3, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade, 40th Infantry Division, California Army National Guard, San Jose, California
  • January 1995 – July 1997, S-3, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry, California Army National Guard, Modesto, California
  • August 1997 – August 1999, Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry, California Army National Guard, Modesto, California
  • September 1999 – May 2002, Commander, 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry, California Army National Guard, Modesto, California
  • June 2002 – March 2004, Chief Personnel Assignments Officer, Headquarters (-) State Area Command, California Army National Guard, Sacramento, California
  • April 2004 – December 2006, Director, Plans and Operations, Joint Force Headquarters, California Army National Guard, Sacramento, California
  • January 2007 – March 2009, Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 40th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, California Army National Guard, Sacramento, California
  • April 2009 – June 2010, Chief of Joint Staff, California Joint Force Headquarters, California National Guard, Sacramento, California
  • July 2010 – March 2011, Deputy Commander, 101st Airborne Division Tactical Command Post and Senior Mentor to Corps Commander, 201st Afghan Army Corps, Gamberi, Afghanistan
  • April 2011 – Present, The Adjutant General, California National Guard, Sacramento, California


AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)

Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)

Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Armed Forces Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass, M Device and Numeral 2)

Army Service Ribbon

Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon

North Atlantic Treaty Medal

Combat Action Badge

Parachutist Badge

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS:

National Guard Association of the United States

National Guard Association of California

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS:

Second Lieutenant 1 September 1984

First Lieutenant 27 August 1987

Captain 20 September 1990

Major 30 June 1995

Lieutenant Colonel 18 January 2000

Colonel 7 May 2004

Brigadier General 15 April 2011

Major General 8 September 2015

 

 

 

 

Assistant Adjutant General – Army, California National Guard

Major General Matthew P. Beevers was appointed as Assistant Adjutant General -Army, California National Guard by Governor Edmund G. Brown on 16 April 2011. He provides current and future operational oversight to The Adjutant General for Army and Air National Guard matters in the state of California. General Beevers was commissioned through the Early Commissioning Program at New Mexico Military Institute. During his command, he participated in Operation Garden Plot, the response to the Rodney King verdict civil unrest in Los Angeles. After completion of the Armor Officer Advanced Course, General Beevers served as the Assistant Brigade S3 with 3rd Brigade, 40th Infantry Division (Mechanized). He then served as Operations Officer with the 69th Press Camp Headquarters, deploying with the 69th Press Camp Headquarters to Bosnia – Herzegovina in support of Operation Joint Forge. General Beevers continued to serve in the 69th Press Camp Headquarters as Executive Officer and later as Commander, deploying to Hungary with Task Force Warrior to train and equip the Free Iraqi Forces in the run up to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon his return, he was assigned as Executive Officer, 100th Troop Command and later deployed as the Director of Strategic Communications, Combined Forces Command – Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom. General Beevers returned to the 100th Troop Command as Executive Officer and later served as Assistant Chief of Staff, California Army National Guard. Upon completion of Senior Service College, he was assigned as Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems, J6 and later as Director of Operations, J3, Joint Force Headquarters – California. General Beevers went on to command the 100th Troop Command, California Army National Guard.

 

EDUCATION:

1986 San Jose State University, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, San Jose, California
2007 United States Army War College (by correspondence), Master of Strategic Studies, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
2012 Homeland Security Executive Seminar, Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts 2014 United States JAG School, Reserve Components – General Officer Legal Orientation (RC-GOLO) Course, Charlottesville, Virginia

 ASSIGNMENTS:

  • May 1983 – May 1985, Transportation Section Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Armor, Salinas, California
  • June 1985 – February 1987, Tank Platoon Leader, Company A, 1st Battalion, 149th Armor, Monterey, California
  • March 1987 – August 1987, Executive Officer, Company A, 1st Battalion, 149th Armor, Monterey, California
  • September 1987 – December 1988, Support Platoon Leader, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Armor, Salinas, California
  • December 1988 – July 1992, Commander, Company D, 1st Battalion, 149th Armor, Hollister, California
  • July 1992 – June 1994, Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Armor, Salinas, California
  • June 1994 – January 1996, Logistics Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 40th Infantry Division (Mechanized), San Jose, California
  • January 1996 – May 1997, Chief, 69th Press Camp, Headquarters, Fairfield, California
  • May 1997 – September 2000, Public Affairs Officer, 69th Press Camp, Headquarters, Fairfield, California
  • September 2000 – October 2001, Executive Officer, 69th Press Camp, Headquarters, Fairfield, California
  • October 2001 – September 2003, Commander, 69th Press Camp, Headquarters, Fairfield, California
  • September 2003 – January 2005, Executive Officer, 100th Troop Command, Fairfield, California
  • February 2005 – August 2005, Assistant Chief of Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Sacramento, California
  • September 2005 – April 2006, Commander, 980th Quartermaster Battalion, San Jose, California
  • April 2006 – May 2006, Commander, 2nd Battalion, 40th Infantry Division, San Diego, California
  • May 2006 – October 2006, Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel, Joint Force Headquarters, Sacramento, California
  • November 2006 – March 2008, Director of Information Systems for C-4, J6, Joint Force Headquarters, Sacramento, California
  • April 2008 – October 2009, Director of Operations for Military Support, J3, Joint Force Headquarters, Sacramento, California
  • October 2009 – November 2009, J3, Joint Force Headquarters, Sacramento, California
  • November 2009 – May 2011, Commander, 100th Troop Command, Mather California
  • May 2011 – August 2011, Commander, 49th Military Police Brigade, Fairfield, California
  • August 2011 – Present, Assistant Adjutant General – Army, California National Guard Sacramento, California


AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf, 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Star)
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 1 Bronze Star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass, “M” Device, and Numeral 3)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 3)
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 5)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal
Combat Action Badge
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
California Medal of Merit
California Service Medal (with 1 Gold Redwood Cluster and 1 Bronze Redwood Cluster)
California Federal Service Ribbon (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaves)
California State Active Duty Ribbon (with 1 Bronze Diamond)
California Drill Attendance Ribbon (with 2 Gold Stars)

 PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS:

National Guard Association of California
National Guard Association of the United States

 EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS:

Second Lieutenant 21 May 1983
First Lieutenant 19 May 1986
Captain 18 May 1989
Major 1 August 1996
Lieutenant Colonel 9 November 2001
Colonel 25 April 2006
Brigadier General 3 August 2011
Major General 31 July 2014

 

 

CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT THOMAS L. JAMES

Chief Master Sergeant Thomas L. James is the Command Senior Enlisted Leader to The Adjutant General of the California National Guard, while stationed at the California Military Department, Sacramento, California. In fulfilling his responsibilities at the highest level of enlisted leadership for the California National Guard, Chief James is responsible for the morale, welfare, training, discipline, recognition, resourcing, and effective mission utilization for over 14,000 enlisted service members throughout the force, including those assigned to the California State Military Reserve and the Youth and Communities Task Force.
Prior to his assignment, Chief James’ roles and responsibilities included service as Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Squadron Superintendent with the Air Force Reserve while assigned to Deployable Ground Station Two, Beale Air Force Base, a Legislative Liaison with the Office of Federal Policy and Liaison for the California Military Department, and an International Affairs NCO assigned to the California National Guard, Joint Staff. In addition to these assignments, Chief James served in numerous positions as a CH-47D Chinook helicopter maintainer, technical inspector, flight engineer, and flight engineer instructor while serving in the United States Army and the California Army National Guard. His experience in overseas contingencies, humanitarian, and state disaster response include participation in operations DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM, RESTORE HOPE, NEW HORIZONS, IRAQI FREEDOM, and Hurricane Katrina Emergency Response.

EDUCATION

  • 2006 USAF Senior NCO Academy, Maxwell Air Force Base (AFB), Ala., by correspondence
  • 2007 Network Intelligence Analysis Apprentice Course, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
  • 2008 Associate in Applied Science degree in Communications Applications Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 2008 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va., by correspondence
  • 2011 Bachelor of Arts, Intelligence Studies, American Military University, Charles Town, W. Va.
  • 2012 U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Resident Class No. 62, Fort Bliss, Texas
  • 2014 Air Force Reserve Command Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Robins AFB, Ga.
  • 2016 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va., by correspondence
  • 2016 Graduate Certificate, Executive Leadership, Amberton University, Garland, Texas
  • 2016 Graduate Certificate, Change Management, Amberton University, Garland, Texas
  • 2017 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 2017 Graduate Certificate, Conflict Management and Resolution, Amberton University, Garland, Texas
  • 2017 Master of Arts, Professional Development, Amberton University, Garland, Texas
  • 2017 Air National Guard Command Chief Orientation Course, Kelly AFB, Texas

ASSIGNMENTS

  • November 1986–January 1987, Trainee, Army Basic Training, Ft. Jackson, SC.
  • January 1987–June 1987, Student, Medium Helicopter Repair Course, Ft. Eustis, Va.
  • June 1987–July 1989, CH-47C/D Repairer, 295th Helicopter Company, Mannheim, Germany.
  • July 1989–February 1993, CH-47D Flight Engineer, C 7/101st Aviation Regiment (Air Assault) Ft. Campbell, Ky.
  • February 1993–March 1995, CH-47D Flight Engineer, A 5/159th Aviation Regiment, Schwäbisch Hall & Giebelstadt, Germany.
  • March 1995–April 1999, CH-47D Flight Engineer, G Company 140th Aviation Regiment, Stockton, Calif.
  • April 1999–April 2001, CH-47D Maintenance Supervisor, 1106th Aviation Classification Repair Depot, Fresno, Calif.
  • April 2001–May 2005, Flight Platoon Sergeant, G Company 140th Aviation Regiment, Stockton, Calif.
  • April 2004–September 2008, International Affairs NCO, Office of International Affairs, Joint Staff, California National Guard, Sacramento, Calif.
  • May 2005–March 2006, Aircraft Production Control NCO, 1106th Aviation Classification Repair Depot, Fresno, Calif.
  • March 2006–January 2010, Network Intelligence Superintendent, 234th Intelligence Squadron, California Air National Guard, Beale AFB, Calif.
  • Nov 2007–April 2013, Legislative Liaison, Office of Federal Policy and Liaison, California National Guard, Sacramento, Calif.
  • January 2010 – August 2011, Operations Superintendent, 222d Operations Support Squadron, California Air National Guard, Beale AFB, Calif.
  • August 2011–June 2012, Student, U. S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Resident Class 62, Fort Bliss, Texas
  • July 2012–April 2013, Operations Superintendent, 222d Operations Support Squadron, California Air National Guard, Beale AFB, Calif.
  • April 2013–April 2017, Squadron Superintendent, 38th Intelligence Squadron, Beale AFB, Calif.
  • April 2017–June 2017, Incoming Senior Enlisted Leader to The Adjutant General of the California National Guard transition assignment, Joint Force Headquarters, Sacramento, Calif.
  • July 2017–Present, Senior Enlisted Leader to The Adjutant General of the California National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, Sacramento, Calif.

 MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal
Air and Space Campaign Medal
Army Master Aircraft Crew Member Badge
Army Air Assault Badge

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2008 234th Intelligence Squadron SNCO of the Year
2012 Commandant’s List, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Resident Class No. 62

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

California Enlisted National Guard Association- Life Member
National Guard Association of California

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION

Chief Master Sergeant July 1, 2013