Leadership Message

Meet the Ohio Adjutant General

Maj Gen John C. Harris, Jr. takes oath of office from Governor Mike DeWine

Photo courtesy of the Governor’s Office

Maj. Gen. John C. Harris, Jr. was sworn in as the 83rd Adjutant General of Ohio earlier this year by Gov. Mike DeWine.


Video produced by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden

Maj. Gen. John C. Harris, Jr. discusses his organizational priorities, leadership and the reason he has been a member of the Ohio National Guard for more than 30 years.

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Official photo of Maj. Gen. John C. Harris, Jr.

Major General John C. Harris, Jr.

Maj. Gen. John C. Harris, Jr. is the Adjutant General, Ohio National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, Columbus, Ohio. He is a member of the Governor's cabinet and is responsible for the command of the Ohio National Guard and the military readiness of the Ohio Militia. The Ohio National Guard consists of the Ohio Army National Guard, Ohio Air National Guard, Ohio Military Reserve, and Ohio Naval Militia, totaling more than 16,000 personnel. General Harris leads the flag officer heads of these components in the day-to-day operation and management of the readiness, fiscal, personnel, equipment, and real property resources of the agency.