Brigadier General Jon M. Harrison is the Director, Joint Staff, Oklahoma National Guard. He serves as the primary assistant to The Adjutant General with overall responsibility and oversight of more than 1,000 full-time employees of the Oklahoma Army National Guard and directly supervises the Staff Directors and the five major brigade-size subordinate command full-time officers in charge. Brig. Gen. Harrison provides The Adjutant General with pertinent data, information and insight from the Staff with timely and solid guidance. He ensures The Adjutant General is informed at all times on critical and pertinent issues and events that effect his decision-making. Brig. Gen. Harrison is also responsible for the execution of the federal and state budgets and the oversight of the Recruiting and Retention Program for the Oklahoma National Guard.
Brig. Gen. Harrison commissioned in 1988 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Northeastern State University. Prior to receiving his commission, Brig. Gen. Harrison served four years as an enlisted member of the Oklahoma Army National Guard. Upon commissioning, he served on active duty in a variety of aviation officer assignments. Brig. Gen. Harrison was appointed as an officer in the Oklahoma Army National Guard in 1997. He has commanded at the company and battalion levels and served as the Army Aviation Division Chief. General Harrison was assigned to his current position as Director, Joint Staff in May 2015.