WVNG Joint Diversity Executive Council

WVNG JDEC Mission & Purpose

The mission of the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) Joint Diversity Executive Council (JDEC) is to promote a diverse workforce that reflects the diverse population of West Virginia; promotes an inclusive culture that enables differences among personnel to improve WVNG best practices, readiness, lethality, and supports an individual’s ability to contribute to the mission; and uses data to evaluate the effectiveness of the WVNG’s Inclusion and Diversity efforts.

The purpose of the WVNG JDEC is to serve as a forum of senior leaders who will collaborate on inclusion and diversity initiatives, assign resources, develop policy, analyze trends, and assist in holding leaders accountable to meet WVNG inclusion and diversity goals and objectives.


WVNG JDEC Membership

  • WVNG Adjutant General, Council Chair
  • Special Assistant to TAG, Council Co-Chair
  • Assistant Adjutant General - Army
  • Assistant Adjutant General - Air
  • Director of the Joint Staff
  • WV Military Authority Director
  • Chief of Staff, Army
  • Director of Staff, Air
  • WVNG Senior Enlisted Leader
  • State Command Sgt. Maj.
  • State Command CMSgt.
  • State Command Chief Warrant Officer
  • State Equal Employment Manager
  • Equal Opportunity Advisor, Army
  • Human Resource Officer
  • Public Affairs Officer
  • Recruiting & Retention Battalion Commander, Army
  • State Recruiting Production Senior Enlisted Leader, Air
  • Family Programs Representative
  • 130th Airlift HRA
  • 167th Airlift Wing HRA
  • Selected Officer Representation (as available)
  • Selected Non-Commissioned Officer Representation (as available)
  • Selected Civilian Representation (as available)
  • JDEC Secretary
JDEC News
WVNG Feedback Line Week 1
February 11, 2022

Black History Month Message to the Force
February 1, 2022

Message to the Force - Inclusion & Diversity
December 6, 2021

JDEC Documents