BG John E. Hoefert

BG John E. Hoefert

JTF-AZ Commander

Brigadier General John E. Hoefert presently serves as the Assistant Adjutant General, Army and concurrently as the Commander, Joint Task Force Arizona. He is responsible for the coordination and execution of Joint operations, plans, policies, and initiatives that prepare the Arizona National Guard (AZNG) to respond to requests for support from civil authorities during state or federal emergencies. He provides executive-level leadership to the AZNG Counterdrug Task Force and the 91st Civil Support Team and ensures the effective application of resources to develop the leadership and competence of a tailored force that meets the needs of numerous community partners.
 
General Hoefert was commissioned in 1989 as a Second Lieutenant in the Regular Army through the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington. He joined the Army Reserve in 1992 and transferred to the Arizona Army National Guard in 2001. He has commanded at the company, battalion, and brigade levels and participated in numerous operational and domestic response efforts from Operation Noble Eagle (Airport Security) to Operation Jump Start (Border Security). Notable service includes OIC, Personnel Contingency Cell, Raven Rock Mountain Complex; National Guard Bureau, J7 Executive Officer and Doctrine Developer; G3, AZARNG; and Commander, 158th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. In 2010, he deployed as a Theater Observation Detachment Officer, Center for Army Lessons Learned, 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Ramadi, Iraq. He served as the Land Component Commander, Arizona Army National Guard from 2013-2017.
 

COMMISSIONING SOURCE

ROTC
 

EDUCATIONAL DEGREE

1989 Central Washington University, Bachelor of Science, Flight Officer, Ellensburg, Washington

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED

2016 National Guard Homeland Security Institute, General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar, Harvard, Massachusetts

2013 United States Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Pre-Command Course, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

2013 United States Northern Command, Dual Status Commander Qualification Program Course, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado

2012 United States Army War College, Master of Strategic Studies, By Correspondence

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant - 9 June 1989

First Lieutenant - 22 September 1991

Captain - 21 September 1995

Major - 18 December 2001

Lieutenant Colonel - 1 December 2006

Colonel - 16 March 2011

Brigadier General - 5 August 2015

 ASSIGNMENTS

1.  September 1989 – February 1990, Student, Armor Officer Basic Course, Fort Knox, Kentucky

2.  February 1990 – February 1991, Platoon Leader, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 77th Armor, 8th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Mannheim, Germany

3.  February 1991 – July 1991, S3 Air, 3rd Battalion, 77th Armor, 8th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Mannheim, Germany

4.  July 1991 – May 1992, Assistant S3, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armor Division, Mannheim, Germany

5.  May 1992 – May 1994, Training Officer, Company B, 1st Battalion, 104th Infantry, 104th Infantry Division (Institutional Training), Fort Lewis, Washington

6.  May 1994 – April 1995, Commander, Company B, 1st Battalion, 104th Infantry, 104th Infantry Division (Institutional Training), Fort Lewis, Washington

7.  April 1995 – November 1996, Assistant S1, Training Support Brigade, 104th Infantry Division (Institutional Training), Fort Lewis, Washington

8.  November 1996 – June 1997, Operations and Training Officer, 7th Brigade (Training Support), 104th Infantry Division (Institutional Training), Fort Lewis, Washington

9.  June 1997 – June 2001, Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Brigade (Training Support), 104th Infantry Division (Institutional Training), Fort Lewis, Washington

10.  June 2001 – October 2001, Training Officer, Training Support Team, 1st Battalion, 413th Infantry, 7th Brigade (Training Support), 104th Infantry Division (Institutional Training), Fort Lewis, Washington

11.  October 2001 – May 2002, Provost Marshal, Headquarters Camp Navajo, Bellemont, Arizona

12.  May 2002 – November 2002, Officer in Charge, Personnel Contingency Cell, Alternate Operations Center, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia

13.  November 2002 – November 2003, Supply Officer, Headquarters Camp Navajo, Bellemont, Arizona

14.  November 2003 – March 2004, Executive Officer/ Doctrine Developer, J7, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Virginia

15.  March 2004 – November 2004, Supply Officer, Headquarters Camp Navajo, Bellemont, Arizona

16.  November 2004 – June 2005, Assistant Operations Officer, Headquarters Camp Navajo, Bellemont, Arizona

17.  June 2005 – August 2006, Plans and Operations Officer, Military Support Branch, Joint Forces Headquarters – Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona

18.  August 2006 – October 2007, Chief, Plans and Operations, Military Support Branch, Joint Forces Headquarters – Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona

19.  October 2007 – March 2010, Commander, 852nd Rear Area Operations Center, Tucson, Arizona

20.  March 2010 – July 2010, Plans and Operations Branch Chief, Joint Forces Headquarters – Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona

21.  July 2010 – December 2010, Theater Observation Detachment Officer, Center for Army Lessons Learned, 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Ramadi, Iraq

22.  December 2010 – August 2012, J7, Joint Forces Headquarters – Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona

23.  August 2012 – March 2013, Deputy Chief Staff, Operations, Joint Forces Headquarters – Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona 

24.  March 2013 – April 2015, Commander, 158th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Phoenix, Arizona

25.  April 2015 – December 2017, Land Component Commander – Arizona Army National Guard, Phoenix, Arizona

26.  January 2018 – Present, Assistant Adjutant General, Army and Commander, Joint Task Force-Arizona, Arizona National Guard, Phoenix, Arizona

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Legion of Merit Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Clusters)

Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)

Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (1 Silver and 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)

National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)

Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars)

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Armed Forces Service Medal

Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass, M Device and Numeral 2)

Army Service Ribbon

Army Overseas Service Ribbon

Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 2)

Arizona Meritorious Service Medal

Arizona Long Service Medal (2nd Award)

Arizona National Guard Service Ribbon (3rd Award)

Arizona State Active Duty Ribbon Parachutist Badge


CIVILIAN OCCUPATION

Pilot, American Airlines