Jack is working as the Oklahoma National Guard Joint Task Force (OKNG JTF) Chief of Staff, planning and implementing the Oklahoma National Guard’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The OKNG JTF is responsible for coordinating with state and federal agencies to execute all military responses to civil authorities within the State of Oklahoma. As of April 20th, Oklahoma has a combined 210 Soldiers and Airmen on duty supporting civil authorities in a myriad of duties from distributing PPE from the Strategic National Stockpile, to delivering COVID-19 test samples to the laboratory at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Jack has been assigned to the OKNG JTF for the past several years and coordinated Joint responses for Hurricane Harvey, the 2019 Tulsa River Flooding, and the current COVID-19 pandemic.
COL Jack R. Ritter
Resident Class of 2015
Chief of Staff, Joint Task Force
Oklahoma National Guard