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Keith Klemmer

Brigadier General

Deputy Adjutant General of Arkansas

        Brigadier General Klemmer was born June 30, 1964 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He is a 1982 graduate of Brookland High School, Brookland Arkansas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business from Arkansas State University in 1987. He later received a Masters of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College in 2007.

         Brigadier General Klemmer began his military career in 1983, attending Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Advanced Individual Training at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. He entered the Reserve Officer Training Program at Arkansas State University in the fall of 1983 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in 1985 at the age of 20.

        Brigadier General Klemmer has served in a variety of positions in the 39th Infantry Brigade, 142nd Fires Brigade, and 87th Troop Command including Battery Commander, Battalion S3, Battalion Executive Officer, Battalion Commander, Brigade Fire Support Officer, Brigade Executive Officer, and Brigade Commander. He is a veteran of both Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1990-1991 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003-2005.

        Brigadier General Klemmer entered Title 32 Active Guard/Reserve service as a full-time Soldier in March 1994. His full-time assignments have included Battalion Training Officer, Battalion and Brigade Administrative Officer, Recruiting and Retention Executive Officer, Recruiting and Retention Manager, Deputy Property and Fiscal Officer for Arkansas, State Training Officer, and Chief of Staff for the Arkansas Army National Guard. In October 2011, Brigadier General Klemmer became the Chief of Staff, JFHQ Arkansas. In December 2012, he was selected as the Deputy Adjutant General for Arkansas and was federally recognized as a Brigadier General on 01 Apr 13.

        Brigadier General Klemmer's awards and decorations include two Bronze Star Medals, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Arkansas Commendation Medal, Ancient Order of Saint Barbara, and was inducted into the Arkansas Recruiting and Retention Hall of Fame in 2003.

        Brigadier General Klemmer and his wife Sandra have been married for 27 years and live in Russellville, Arkansas. They have two children, Rachel (25) and Gunnar (20).