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Adjutant General for the State of Vermont

Major General CrayMAJOR GENERAL Steven Cray
It is an honor to have served in the Vermont National Guard for over 30 years and to now continue to serve as your Adjutant General. The Green Mountain boys have a legacy of setting a high standard and I call on all of you to continue to honor that legacy. The trust bestowed upon me in the position as the Adjutant General by the State and by all of Vermont's sons and daughters who wear our nation's uniform is a privilege that I take to heart.
My vision for the Vermont National Guard centers around soldiers and airmen surrounded by strong families and a grateful community. I believe our foundation is the Soldiers and Airmen who have volunteered to serve our country and state. I am and will continue to be an effective advocate at the national level to gain the resources and equipment we need to support our people and our missions. A ready, reliable and relevant VTNG will be there when duty calls.
As we move to the future in these uncertain times, we must concern ourselves with the things that we can control and work through the things we can't. We can control our dedication to our core values and we can control how well we take care of each other and our families. Again, I am honored to be your Adjutant General and pledge to do my very best as I serve in the ranks of the finest soldiers and airmen.
As I assume my duties I look forward to getting out and seeing many of our locations around the state as well as meeting with soldiers and airmen and listening to their thoughts about the future of our great organization.

State Command Sergeant Major

State Command Sergeant MajorCommand Sergeant Major Joseph T Quick Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Quick started his Military career in March of 1986 as a Rifleman with Aco, 3-172 (MTN IN). He worked his way up through the ranks holding every Leadership position to 1SG. CSM Quick attended both phases of Mountain school to include the Lead Climber Course, attended all schools to meet the requirements to be instructor qualified to include Tactical Certification Course in the years of 1995 to 1998. In 1999 he joined the ranks of the Information Operation BN with 1-124th REG as the chief instructor for the IO (101) course. 2001 he was selected as the 1SG for Aco 3-172. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2003 where he worked as an ETT member for the 1st Kandack of the Afghanistan National Army (ANA). Upon his return in 2004, he was selected as the BN Command Sergeant Major (CSM) for 3-172 (MTN IN). During his time with 3-172 CSM Quick deployed every one of his Companies either to Iraq, Afghanistan or Kuwait. CSM Quick moved to the Army Mountain Warfare School (AMWS) in April of 2008 where assumed the responsibilities as the Chief Instructor for the School. In 2009 with the assistance of the AMWS Cadre and Staff, they rewrote the course of instruction to meet the demanding needs of the War on Terror. As a Result, the AMWS received the School house of Excellence award from TRADOC. CSM Quick was chosen in late 2009 to be Rear Detachment CSM for the 86th IBCT. January of 2011 CSM Quick was selected to be the CSM of the 86th IBCT (MTN) where he resided until he was selected for State Command Sergeant Major. CSM Quick belongs to the National Infantry Assoc life member, EANGUS life member, 10th MTN Assoc and the American Legion....Click for more..
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