Barrar Congratulates Adjutant General Jim Joseph on Recent Confirmation
6/15/2015
Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) is eager to continue working with Gen. Jim Joseph following his recent confirmation as Pennsylvania’s 52nd adjutant general. As majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, Barrar worked closely with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs previously.
HARRISBURG – As majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) would like to commend Gen. Jim Joseph on his recent confirmation as Pennsylvania’s adjutant general.

Joseph assumed duties as acting adjutant general on Jan. 20 and was unanimously confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate as the 52nd adjutant general and the commander of the Pennsylvania National Guard on May 20.

In this cabinet-level position, he is responsible for command, control and supervision of National Guard units – Army and Air – allocated to the Commonwealth, six state-owned veterans’ homes and programs for Pennsylvania’s 1 million veterans.

“General Joseph is extremely qualified for this important position, and I believe he will efficiently serve our Pennsylvania National Guard, our veterans’ community, the military interests of the Commonwealth and our citizenry across this great state,” Barrar said.

Joseph began his military career as an enlisted soldier in 1971. He completed basic training at Fort Dix, N.J.; advanced individual training as a military policeman at Fort Gordon, Ga. and a tour of duty in Vietnam. After completing his active duty tour at Fort Polk, La., Joseph joined the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in 1974 and was assigned as a combat engineer.

Joseph is retired from a career in law enforcement, and was the former director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

Through his leadership with the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, Barrar has worked with Joseph on numerous occasions for the benefit of the Commonwealth and its citizenry.

“I look forward to the continuation of a great working relationship between my committee, General Joseph and the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs,” Barrar added.

Representative Stephen E. Barrar
160th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Alison Evans
717.260.6206
aevans@pahousegop.com
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