AG swears in new JFHQ Inspector General

Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, swears in Col. Anthony Daniels as the new Joint Force Headquarters – Virginia Command Inspector General Sept. 6, 2018, in Richmond, Virginia. The IG serves as an extension of the eyes, ears, voice, and conscience of the Adjutant General. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Michael Duggan)

RICHMOND, Va. — Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, swore in Col. Anthony Daniels as the new Joint Force Headquarters – Virginia Command Inspector General Sept. 6, 2018, in Richmond, Virginia.

“I’m looking forward to supporting the Army and Air Guardsmen and civilians in the great Commonwealth of Virginia while enhancing the command’s readiness and warfighting capability through the Inspector General’s functions in accordance with the AG’s priorities,” Daniels said.

The role of the Inspector General is to, among other things, be a fair and impartial fact finder. The IG serves as an extension of the eyes, ears, voice, and conscience of the Adjutant General. Among other things, the IG advises the AG on matters that effect morale and mission accomplishment and teaches, coaches and mentors the chain of command and NCO support channel. The IG also provides assistance to Soldiers, Airmen, civilians and family members, develops the force through training and teaching, and conducts inspections and investigations to uphold standards.

Daniels, a native of Columbus, Ohio, most recently commanded the 116th Military Intelligence Brigade Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination Battalion at Fort Gordon, Georgia.

He enlisted in the Army in 1988 and graduated from Methodist University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Daniels was commissioned in the U.S. Army Aviation Branch in June 1996 and served in a number of aviation units. He graduated from the Military Intelligence Captains Career Course and Combined Arms and Services Staff School and subsequently served in various assignments domestically and overseas.

Daniels’ deployments include Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Operation Allied Force, Joint Guardian, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Spartan Shield, and Resolute Support.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Parachutist Badge, Senior Aviator Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Canadian Parachutist Badge, Joint Chiefs of Staff Badge, and the Army Staff Badge. He is a recipient of the Order of St. Michael and the Knowlton Award.