Brig. Gen. John M. Week serves as the Director of Joint Staff, Nevada National Guard. As the Director of Joint Staff, General Week manages the Nevada National Guard Joint Staff and joint military program operations throughout the state. He oversees joint staff operations supporting 4,300 Soldiers and Airmen serving in the Nevada National Guard. He is overall responsible for coordinating the Nevada National Guard support to civil authorities during domestic response operations. Brig. Gen. Week is the senior federal full-time National Guard management official and serves as principal executive assistant and advisor to the Adjutant General.
Commissioned in 1991 through the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science, Knoxville, Tennessee, Brig. Gen Week has served in the ANG for over 39 years and served in numerous squadron and group level command positions. Brig. Gen. Week has deployed to Southwest Asia on three separate occasions leading C-130 maintenance operations in theatre. Prior to his current position, he was the 152d Mission Support Group’s Commander where he was responsible for directing all base support for 152d Airlift wing with eight C-130H3 Hercules aircraft, as well as the quality and quantity of training for over 350 personnel, ensuring they are prepared to perform the wing’s mission.
1991 Air National Guard Academy of Military Science, McGhee Tyson, Tenn.
1993 Bachelor of Arts, University of Nevada, Reno
1994 Squadron Officers School, by correspondence
2002 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2003 Aircraft Maintenance Officers Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas.
2007 Air War College, by correspondence
2010 Master of Science Degree, University of Nevada, Reno
2010 Commanders Development Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
2018 Joint Task Force Commanders Training Course, Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
2018 General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2018 Asia-Pacific Orientation Course, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Strategic Studies, Hawaii
2018 Dual Status Commander Course, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
1. February 1991 – August 2002, Supply Management Officer, 152d Logistics Squadron, Nevada Air National Guard, Reno, Nev.
2. September 2002 – December 2006, Maintenance Commander, 152d Maintenance Squadron, NVANG, Reno, Nev.
3. January 2007 – March 2008, Aircraft Maintenance Commander, 152d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, NVANG, Reno, Nev.
4. April 2008 – May 2011, Deputy Commander, 152d Maintenance Group, NVANG, Reno, Nev.
5. May 2011 – January 2013, Director of Staff-Air, Headquarters, NVANG, Carson City, Nev.
6. January 2013 – July 2014, Director of Staff-Air and Director of Joint Staff, Headquarters, NVANG, Carson City, Nev.
7. August 2014 – June 2016, Mission Support Group Commander, 152d Mission Support Group, NVANG, Reno, Nev.
8. June 2016 – October 2017, Chief of Joint Staff, Headquarters, NVANG, Carson City, Nev.
9. November 2017 – Present, Director of Joint Staff, Headquarters, NVANG, Carson City, Nev.
Major Awards and Decorations
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
2010 Graduate Student of the Year, University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Masters of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program
2010 Published first ever Thesis for UNR MSIS program “Proposing the user commitment continuum: Is technology acceptance just one stop along the way?”
2010 Published and presented “Toward a User Commitment Continuum” at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2010 Proceedings in Lima, Peru
2011 First Author on “A Firewall Data Log Analysis of Unauthorized and Suspicious Traffic” published in the Journal of Information Systems Security
2012 – 2013 Secretary, Carson Tahoe Hospital Foundation Board of Directors
2015 Earned Amateur Radio Extra Class license
2013 – 2015 President, Carson Tahoe Hospital Foundation Board of Directors
2016 Co-Authored “Toward the user-commitment continuum: establishing the importance of realization” published in the International Journal of Learning Technology
2018 Awarded a certificate of completion for the General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive Education
Effective Dates of Promotion
Second Lieutenant Feb. 14, 1991
First Lieutenant March 31, 1993
Captain April 27, 1995
Major April 27, 1999
Lieutenant Colonel April 30, 2003
Colonel Oct. 6, 2011
Brigadier General Dec. 20, 2020