Brigadier General Steven P. HuberBrigadier General Steven P. Huber, Director of the Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Illinois National Guard

Brigadier General Steven P. Huber, a member of the Illinois Army National Guard, is currently serving as Land Forces Commander for the Illinois National Guard, which is comprised of approximately 13,000 Citizen Soldiers and Airmen. As the Land Force Commander he is directly responsible for the Army and Air National Guard’s overall readiness, operation, training, maintenance and logistical support.

General Huber also serves on dual status as the Deputy Commander of 1st Army- East. First Army advises and assists and trains reserve component units during pre-mobilization periods.

General Huber commissioned in 1981 through the Officer Candidate School at the Illinois Military Academy in Springfield, Ill.,. Prior to receiving his commission, General Huber served as an enlisted member of the 108th Support Battalion, 33rd Separate Infantry Brigade of the Illinois Army National Guard. He has held numerous command and operational assignments throughout his military career and has served in an Active Guard-Reserve (AGR) status for more than 22 years. Prior to his current assignment, General Huber served as the Commanding General of Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan, Deputy Chief of Staff, Multi-National Division - Central South in Iraq, Commander of the 108th Sustainment Brigade, and Commander of the 404th Chemical Brigade.

General Huber holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Northeastern Illinois University, a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of Human Resource Management from Keller Graduate School. General Huber also successfully completed the Army War College National Security Fellowship at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts and the National Defense University’s Reserve Component National Security Course, Fort Leslie J. NcNair, Washington, District of Columbia.

General Huber’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Commendation Medal (6 Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Achievement Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (6 Oak Leaf Clusters); National Defense Service Medal (with Service Star); Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with “M” Device and Silver Hour Glass); Humanitarian Service Medal; Overseas Service Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with numeral “2”); Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Army Superior Unit Award; and the Combat Action Badge. His foreign decorations include the Polish Silver Star medal and Bronze Star medal of the Polish Army.

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