BG Pippy ’92 Appointed DJS of Pennsylvania Army National Guard

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BG John Pippy ’92 has been appointed director of the joint staff of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

Pippy previously served as the Pennsylvania Army National Guard’s land component commander.

“As director of the joint staff, Brigadier General Pippy is the right choice to bring the missions of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and Air National Guard together,” said Pennsylvania Adjutant General MG Mark Schindler. “It takes knowledge, experience and understanding to lead joint force operations. BG Pippy will do a tremendous job keeping our entire organization focused on our joint mission.”

Pippy graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. in 1992 and was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, where he served as a platoon leader and company executive officer.

After leaving active duty, Pippy joined the Army Reserve and was assigned as the detachment commander of the 316th Engineer Detachment (Prime Power). In March 2003, he deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as commander of the 332nd Engineer Co.

Pippy transferred to the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in 2004 and has held a variety of command and staff positions, including facility management officer, design management branch chief, engineer operations officer, division engineer for the 28th Infantry Division, commander of the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion and commander of the 55th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

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