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 Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (3 Bronze Leaf Clusters), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Service Star), Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 Bronze Service Stars), Humanitarian Service Medal (Mississippi River Flood), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Gold Hourglass, M Device and Numeral 2), Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 2 Bronze Oak Clusters), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Illinois Long and Honorable Service Medal (3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon (Numeral 10), Illinois State Active Duty Ribbon, Iowa Commendation Medal, Iowa State Service Ribbon, Oklahoma Long Service Medal, 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, the U.S. Army War College Alumni Association, the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States, Military Officers Association of America and Pritzker Military Library. He is also a member of the Adjutants General Association of the United States Military Construction Committee, Harvard Fellowship, General Officer Course and a participant in Chief of Defense conferences for middle and Northern European countries. General Krumrei recently accepted the nomination to the Counterdrug General Officer Advisory.
As a civilian, General Krumrei served in the ministry
for more than 30 years.
As of June 2014
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