Director of the Joint Staff

Brigadier General Amy P. Kremser

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Brigadier General Amy P. Kremser serves as the Director of Joint Staff, Maryland National Guard.  As the Director, she leads the administration, coordination, planning, development, and education of all Joint Staff programs supporting Maryland domestic response and Homeland Defense contingency operations.  Brig Gen Kremser provides oversight to Joint Maryland elements including the 32nd Civil Support Team, Counterdrug Task Force, Honor Guard, and the State Partnership Program.  In addition, she provides coordination with the Maryland Department of Emergency Management for emergancy response operations and National Guard Civil Support Contingency Planning in support of state emergencies.

Brig Gen Kremser entered the Air Force in May 1998 after receiving her commission from the United State Air Force Academy.  She has served in a variety of operational and support positions throughout her military career in both the United States Air Force and the Maryland Air National Guard.  She has flown tactical airlift missions worldwide in Operations NORTHERN WATCH, JOINT ENDEAVOUR, ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREEDOM, as well as supporting Joint Task Force Horn of Africa and several missions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Brig Gen Kremser was assigned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany and Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina flying the C-130E aircraft before joining the Maryland Air National Guard in 2005.  She then flew the C-130J aircraft with the 135th Airlift Squadron before transitioning to MDANG JFHQ as the Plans and Programs Officer.  She has commanded the 175th Force Support Squadron and the 175th Mission Support Group.  Brig Gen Kremser also served as the Director of the 175th Wing Emergency Operations Center, coordinating all Wing operations in support of COVID-19 Response and Operation Allies Welcome.  Prior to her current position, Brig Gen Kremser was assigned to the MDANG JFHQ as the Director of Operations and the Chief of Staff.

1998 Bachelor of Science in Human Factors, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. 
2004 Squadron Officers School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2012 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2019 Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

1. May 1998–Jun 1999, Student Pilot, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Enid Air Force Base, Okla.
2. June 1999–January 2000, Student Pilot, Undergraduate Pilot Training, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas
3. August 2000–August 2004, C-130E AWADS Pilot, Executive Officer, Central Scheduler, 37 Airlift 
Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
4. October 2004–October 2005, C-130E AWADS Pilot, Chief of Training, 41 Airlift Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.
5. October 2005–April 2012, C-130J Pilot, Reports Manager, 135 Airlift Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard Base, Baltimore, Md.
6. April 2012–March 2014, Executive Officer, Joint Staff, Headquarters Maryland National Guard, Baltimore, Md.
7. March 2014–March 2016, Planning Program Officer, Joint Force Headquarters MDANGB, Baltimore, Md.
8. March 2016–March 2018, Commander, 175th Force Support Squadron, MDANGB, Baltimore, Md.
9. March 2018–May 2019, Deputy Commander, 175th Mission Support Group, MDANGB, Baltimore, Md.
10. May 2019–September 2022, Commander, 175th Mission Support Group, MDANGB, Baltimore, Md.
11. October 2022–January 2023, Director of Operations, Joint Force Headquarters MDANGB, Baltimore, Md.
12. February 2023-Present, Chief of Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, MDANGB, Baltimore, Md.
13. June 2023-Present, Director of Joint Staff, MDNG, Camp Fretterd Military Reservation, Md.

   Rating: senior pilot
Flight hours: more than 3,500 total hours / 350 combat hours 
Aircraft Flown: T-37, T-44, C-130E AWADS, C-130J, CC-130J

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf cluster
Air Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Second Lieutenant May 27, 1998
First Lieutenant May 27, 2000
Captain May 27, 2002
Major Feb. 1, 2009
Lieutenant Colonel March 27, 2013
Colonel Nov. 21, 2019
Brigadier General May 27, 2023

(Current as of July 2023)


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