Illinois National Guard

Brigadier General Alicia A. Tate-Nadeau Brigadier General Alicia A. Tate-Nadeau

Brigadier General Alicia A. Tate-Nadeau currently serves as the Assistant Adjutant General - Army, Illinois National Guard and concurrently in a dual-hat position as Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard (Reserve Component), United States Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. A native of Enid, Oklahoma, she graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in Health and received a commission in the Army Reserve through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. She later earned Master’s Degrees in Health Administration and Strategic Studies from Governors State University and the U.S. Army War College, respectively. General Tate-Nadeau was certified in Homeland Security by the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, as well as credentialed as a Certified Emergency Manager© (CEM©) by the International Association of Emergency Managers and received Executive Certification in Counter-Terrorism, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism from the Lauder School of Government, Herzliya, Israel.

General Tate-Nadeau’s military education includes the Chemical Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff College, the Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer Course, the Technical Escort Course, and the Army War College.

Prior to her current assignment, General Tate-Nadeau spent 29 plus years in a variety of command, operations, and staff assignments, most recently serving as the National Guard Bureau Liaison Officer to the Israeli Home Front Command, Ramla, Israel. Previous assignments include Chief, Joint Staff; Director, Plans, Operations, and Training; Deputy Brigade Commander, 404th Chemical Brigade; PIO Plans & Operations, Multi-National Division (Central-South), Multi-National Force-Iraq; Commander, 44th Chemical Battalion; Director, Office of Public Affairs, Illinois Department of Military Affairs; Operations Officer, 129th Regiment (RTI); and Commander, 5th Civil Support Team (WMD). While concurrently serving as Chief, Weapons of Mass Destruction Domestic Preparedness Division, Army Reserve Command, Fort McPherson, GA, as well as a core member of the Secretary of Defense’s “Tiger Team,” and the Concept Analysis Agency, she co-authored Defense Reform Initiative 25 giving the Reserve Components the primary mission to train and respond to WMD incidents; emerging WMD response doctrine; and evaluated what are known today as National Guard Civil Support Teams (WMD).

Other tours of duty include WMD Operations Officer, Weapons of Mass Destruction Domestic Preparedness Branch, Department of Military Support, Pentagon, a Department of Defense agency, as part of the Defense Against WMD Act of 1996 Initiative; 44th Chemical Battalion S-3 during which she served as the Illinois Army National Guard WMD Emergency Preparedness Operations Officer during the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois; Brigade S-1 and Chemical Officer, 404th Chemical Brigade; Detachment Commander and S-4, 44th Chemical Battalion; Executive Officer, 444th Chemical Company, and as a Battalion S-1, Brigade Assistant S-1, and Aide de Camp to the Deputy Commanding General, 95th Division (IT). General Tate-Nadeau also served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs’ designee as an ex-officio member of the Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS).

In her civilian capacity, General Tate-Nadeau serves as Executive Director of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for the City of Chicago, the third-largest in the U.S. With a $200 million budget, she and her agency are responsible for preparing Chicago’s 2.7 million citizens for emergencies; providing assistance to people and institutions for disaster recovery; mitigating the effects of these events; and, whenever possible, prevent emergencies and disasters from occurring or worsening. The OEM also administers homeland security prerogatives, the 911 and 311 call centers, and the Traffic Management Authority (TMA), which provides traffic management and performs traffic control functions throughout the City ensuring the safe and effective movement of traffic throughout Chicago, during special events, unplanned incidents, as well as normal operations in high-traffic areas of the City. Traffic Control Aides (TCAs) cover over 4,600 events around the city, including the Central Business District, O'Hare and Midway Airports, and special events held throughout the city, as well as enforcing parking ordinances.

As of May 2016

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