Commander of Alaska Army National Guard will be promoted to general officer

Sept. 21, 2016

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - — The Alaska Army National Guard will host a promotion ceremony here Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. for Col. Joseph Streff, commander of the Alaska Army National Guard. He will be promoted to the rank of brigadier general.

Streff began his 29-year career with the Alaska Army National Guard, when he enlisted as an air traffic controller in 1987. He graduated flight school for the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in 1990 and was appointed a warrant officer, attending Officer Candidate School the same year and earning a commission as a second lieutenant. As the commander, he ensures the training and equipping of approximately 1,800 Alaska citizen Soldiers here and at readiness centers across the state


What: Promotion ceremony, commander of the AKARNG commander

When: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at 3 p.m.

Where: Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska National Guard Armory

Note: Media interested in attending the ceremony must call Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead’s direct line at 907-428-6030 to RSVP no later than noon Wednesday, Sept. 21. Please leave a message with name, affiliation, and cell number. Plan to meet at the Richardson gate visitor’s center at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday for escort to the event.