Getting to know North Dakota's first female deputy adjutant general

BISMARCK, N.D. - Brigadier General Jackie Huber has been named as the next deputy adjutant general for the North Dakota National Guard.

Jackie Huber will be the first female in the state to take on this position and is set to start October first.

Kayla Skelton knew Brigadier General Jackie Huber would end up in the position she is in now.

"She gets to know her people, she wants to know what's going on in our world," said Skelton.

Skelton used to work with Huber. She says Huber has the diverse background needed for the job.

"We put like the gender angle on it, and I think it's a lot more than that, she has had to meet all the mission requirements, all the training requirements to get to this position," said Skelton.

She describes Huber as motivating. Adding, her calm and collective presence will be beneficial to the organization as a whole.

"Doing what's best for our soldiers, our airmen, our families and employers," said Huber.

Huber's North Dakota born and raised. She credits her accomplishments to her environment.

"It's very humbling. It's a great honor. And I have to reflect back that I didn't get here by myself. The reason why I'm sitting here today is because I have a very supportive family, I have had wonderful soldiers and airmen, that have been a part of my team as I've served in different positions, that have supported me as well as having awesome mentors," said Huber.

As the deputy, she will serve as acting adjutant general in Major General Al Dohrmann's absence, making her 2nd in the guard.

Huber says she looks forward to the challenges and will do her best to serve the soldiers, airmen and families who support the North Dakota National Guard. ​