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Assistant to the General Counsel-Air

Brigadier General John M. Green is the Air National Guard Assistant to the Air Force Deputy Judge Advocate General, Washington, D.C. As the ANG Assistant to the Deputy Judge Advocate General, General Green serves as the primary advisor to DJAG on Air National Guard legal matters relating to the 90 Air National Guard Wings’ operational support of the federal mission of the Air Force and the performance of Title 32 and state active duty. As a senior member of the of the Air National Guard JA Council, General Green serves on the leadership team that advises the Air Force Judge Advocate General and the Director of the Air National Guard on legal issues impacting the Air National Guard.  He was selected as an inaugural member of the National Guard Bureau’s Legal Services Advisory Group that advises the Chief of the National Guard Bureau on all matters involving legal services and operations of the National Guard.

General Green received a direct commission as an Air Force judge advocate in April 1998. Prior to being assigned to JFHQ, he served as the Staff Judge Advocate of the 183d Wing. General Green has also served as judge advocate to the Commander of Task Force Pelican during Hurricane Katrina and as senior Title 32 legal advisor to the Dual Status Commander for NATO Summit in Chicago. He is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals.

In his civilian capacity, General Green serves as Senior Vice President and Legislative Counsel for the Illinois CPA Society. Prior to entering the private sector, General Green served as Executive Assistant Attorney General for two Illinois Attorneys General. He serves as a member of the Illinois Attorney General’s Charitable Advisory Committee, the Illinois Department of Revenue Director’s Advisory Group, and the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission. General Green is an Eagle Scout and is a Council Member At-Large of the Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America. A past president of the Western Illinois Alumni Association, General Green is a recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award.

EDUCATION
1986       Summer Fellow, Office of the Vice President, The White House
1987       Bachelor of Arts, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Ill.
1996       Juris Doctor, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Mo.
2013       Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2021       Executive Joint Domestic Operations Course, Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2021       Joint Task Force Commander Training Course, Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2021       Dual Status Commander Course, Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, Colo.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. April 1998-August 2006, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, 183d Wing, Springfield, Ill.
2. August 2006-December 2008, Staff Judge Advocate, 183d Wing, Springfield, Ill.
3. January 2009-March 2023, State Staff Judge Advocate, Joint Force Headquarters, Camp Lincoln, Ill; dual hatted
4. July 2018-July 2021, State Headquarters Liaison, National Guard Additional Duty Program
5. July 2021-May 2023, Air National Guard Assistant to the Staff Judge Advocate, Headquarters, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill
6. May 2023-February 2024, Air National Guard Assistant to the General Counsel, National Guard Bureau, Washington D.C.
7.  February 2024-present, Air National Guard Assistant to the Deputy Judge Advocate General, Washington D.C.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air and Space Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Air and Space Organizational Excellence Award
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Award
Air and Space Longevity Service with three oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with ‘M’ device
Air and Space Training Ribbon
Illinois Lincoln Medal of Freedom
Illinois State Active-Duty Ribbon with “2” device
Illinois Military Long and Honorable Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon with ‘8’ device
Louisiana Emergency Service Medal

PUBLICATIONS
ANG Year In Review.  (2020, December). Air Force Judge Advocate General. Online News Service, volume XX(issue 52), page 1.
COVID-19 Ground Zero. (2020, April). Air Force Judge Advocate General. Online News Service, volume XX(issue 13), page 1. 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Military Officers Association
Air Force Association
National Guard Association of the United States
National Guard Association of Illinois
Illinois State Bar Association

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
First Lieutenant    13 April 1998
Captain                 14 April 2000
Major                     20 April 2004
Lieutenant Colonel   19 September 2008
Colonel                     22 May 2014
Brigadier General     1 May 2023

(Current as of February 2024)

Governor Pritzker
Governor of Illinois
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Maj. Gen. Richard Neely
Adjutant General, Illinois National Guard; Director, Department of Military Affairs
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Illinois National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader
Senior Enlisted Leader - Illinois National Guard
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Major General Rodney Boyd was appointed as the Assistant 
Adjutant General for the Illinois Army National Guard on July 
1, 2021. His previous assignment was as the Assistant Chief of 
Staff, J4 (Wartime), United States Forces Korea. 
As the Assistant Adjutant General, he serves as the principal 
assistant to the Adjutant General in all matters pertaining to 
supervision and management of the Illinois Department of 
Military Affairs and the Illinois Army National Guard, which 
consists of 10,000 citizen-Soldiers.
Assistant Adjutant General - Army, Illinois National Guard
Commander - Illinois Army National Guard
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Brig. Gen. Justin Osberg
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Illinois Army National Guard
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Director of the Joint Staff, Illinois National Guard
Brigadier General Mark G. Alessia
Director of the Joint Staff, Illinois National Guard
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COL Randolph Edwards
Chief of Staff, Illinois Army National Guard
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State Command Chief Warrant Officer
State Command Chief Warrant Officer, Illinois National Guard
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State Command Sergeant Major
State Command Sergeant Major - Illinois Army National Guard
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AAG-Air
Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Illinois National Guard
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Col. Kevin Jacobs
Chief of Staff, Illinois Air National Guard
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Director of Staff - Illinois Air National Guard
Director of Staff - Illinois Air National Guard
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Chief Master Sergeant Marlon Burton
State Command Chief Master Sergeant - Illinois Air National Guard
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William D. "Willie" Cobetto
Chief of Staff - Illinois Department of Military Affairs
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Col. Brian Creech
United States Property and Fiscal Officer for Illinois
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Illinois Air National Guard officer Marty Green of Springfield, a native of Canton, was promoted to brigadier general on June 4 during a ceremony at the Illinois National Guard’s headquarters on Camp Lincoln. 
He was selected as the Assistant to the General Counsel-Air for the National Guard Bureau, a “one-star” general position. Green will play a crucial part in overseeing legal matters within the National Guard Bureau. He has extensive experience in providing legal counsel both in the military and in his civilian employment as the Senior Vice President and Legislative Counsel for the Illinois CPA Society. 
“This isn’t about me or just one individual,” said Green. “It’s about ensuring the betterment of this organization. I’m proud to represent the Illinois Air National Guard and ensure that we continue to do a great job taking care of our people.”
Maj. Gen. Rich Neely, the Adjutant General of Illinois and Commander of the Illinois National Guard, said Green will represent Illinois well at the national level. 
“He will undoubtedly make significant contributions to the legal affairs of the organization, solidifying his position as a respected leader within the Illinois Air National Guard and the National Guard Bureau as a whole,” Neely said.  
Green previously served as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Staff Judge Advocate for Air Mobility Command, where he played a pivotal role in advising and assisting with legal matters. Simultaneously, he fulfilled the position of State Staff Judge Advocate for the Illinois Air National Guard, showcasing his dedication to both local and national legal affairs.
“This promotion highlights the Illinois National Guard’s commitment to excellence and its contribution to the broader National Guard mission,” Neely said. “This should serve as an inspiration to fellow servicemembers and demonstrate the potential for professional growth and development within our organization.”
Assistant to the General Counsel-Air
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Maj. Gen. Donald "DK" Carpenter
Director, Lightning Sustainment Center, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program Office, Wright-Patterson AFB
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Chief of Joint Staff and the Director of Strategic Plans and Policies (J5), Illinois National Guard
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Maj. Gen. Henry Dixon
Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Central
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