BG Birckhead serves as both the Assistant Adjutant General for the Maryland Army National Guard (MDARNG) and the USAWC Deputy Commandant for Reserve Affairs. Since late March, she has been leading the MDARNG to support state partners during the COVID-19 crisis. To date, over 1,000 Soldiers have supported a myriad of missions including food distribution to local communities, health screenings at multiple COVID-19 testing sites, security, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) distribution across multiple state logistics staging areas. Additionally, medical specialists from the MDARNG’s medical detachment, 224th and 104th Area Support Medical Companies, are supporting the Maryland Department of Health in the state’s COVID-19 mitigation and suppression efforts with multi-discipline assessment teams to help safeguard the citizens at nursing homes and other facilities across the state. BG Birckhead not only continues to lead routine MDARNG operations and the Soldiers supporting the COVID-19 crisis, but also continues to develop USAWC students through remote speaking engagements and other curriculum requirements.
BG Janeen L. Birckhead
Distance Class of 2013