Major General Daniel M. Krumrei is the 38th Adjutant
General of the State of Illinois. He assumed the duties of the Adjutant
General on December 21, 2012. He serves as a member of the Governor's
Cabinet as the Director of the Illinois Department of Military Affairs and
is the Governor's principal advisor on military matters. As the Adjutant
General, General Krumrei is the senior officer in the chain-of-command for
both the Illinois Army and Air National Guard. He is responsible for the
daily operations of the Illinois National Guard and oversees its approximate
13,000 men and women in uniform (2,286 of whom are full time) and the 230
civilian employees in the Illinois Department of Military Affairs. As the
Adjutant General, General Krumrei works closely with the leadership of
National Guard Bureau and the Departments of the Army and Air Force.
The Illinois National Guard missions include
supporting civil authorities during domestic operations and emergency
relief efforts and supporting U.S. military operations across the world.
General Krumrei is responsible for the Illinois National Guard's overall
operational readiness. General Krumrei maintains the Illinois National
Guard's relationships with a multitude of local, state and federal
agencies as well as nongovernmental organizations that support the
Illinois National Guard's missions. He also maintains a close
relationship with Polish military forces through the National Guard's
State Partnership Program.
General Krumrei enlisted into the Headquarters and
Headquarters Company, 32nd Infantry Brigade (Separate) (Mechanized),
Wisconsin National Guard as a Telecommunications Specialist in 1977. He
received a direct appointment as a chaplain candidate in 1982 while in
the Oklahoma National Guard. General Krumrei received his appointment as
a chaplain in 1986 while in the Iowa National Guard.
Prior to becoming the Adjutant General, General
Krumrei served as the Illinois Army National Guard command chaplain from
May 2005 to December 2012. Additionally, he served as the Illinois Army
National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters command chaplain.
General Krumrei's previous assignments include
serving in the following organizations: Headquarters and Headquarters
Battery, 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery (Iowa National Guard);
209th Medical Clearing Company (Iowa National Guard); Headquarters and
Headquarters Detachment, 232nd Corps Support Battalion; and 65th Troop
Command Brigade. General Krumrei deployed to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in
support of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. He also completed overseas
missions and operations in Japan, Italy, Ukraine, Germany, Malawi,
Poland, Jamaica and Congo.
General Krumrei is a graduate of Phillips University,
Enid, Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 1981
and a Master of Divinity in Theology in 1985. He also graduated from
Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 1996;
U.S. Army War College, Pennsylvania in 2006; Joint and Combined
Warfighting School and Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense
University, Norfolk, Virginia in 2009. He is Joint Professional Military
Education II qualified.
General Krumrei's military awards and decorations
include Meritorious Service Medal (2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army
Commendation Medal (4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal
(4 Bronze Leaf Clusters), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (1
Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), National
Defense Service Medal ( 1 Bronze Service Star), Armed Forces Reserve
Medal with Gold Hourglass, M Device and Numeral 2, Southwest Asia
Service Medal (2 Bronze Service Stars), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi
Arabia), Humanitarian Service Medal (Mississippi River Flood), Army
Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2), Army Reserve
Components Overseas Training Ribbon (1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 2
Bronze Oak Clusters), Illinois Long and Honorable Service Medal (2
Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon (Numeral
7), Illinois State Active Duty Ribbon, Iowa State Service Ribbon,
Oklahoma Long Service Ribbon, Oklahoma Good Conduct Ribbon.
General Krumrei is a life member of the National
Guard Association of the United States, National Guard Association of
Illinois, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the U.S. Army War College Alumni
Association. He is also a member of the Enlisted Association of the
National Guard of the United States, Military Officers Association of
America and Pritzker Military Library.
As a civilian, General Krumrei served in the ministry
for more than 30 years.
As of 21 October 2013
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