ARLINGTON, Va. (6/26/09) – Gen. Craig R. McKinley, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, has announced the selection of Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy of Nebraska as the new deputy director of the Army National Guard.
As deputy director, Kadavy will be responsible for assisting the director of the Army National Guard in formulating, developing and coordinating all programs, policies and plans affecting the Army National Guard and its more than 350,000 citizen-soldiers.
A native of Omaha, Neb., Kadavy began his military career in Nebraska after receiving his commission in 1984 from the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He served in a number of positions within the 1-167th Cavalry, including tank and scout platoon leader with Fremont’s Troop A, executive officer and commander of Omaha’s Troop B, and assistant operations officer and personnel officer.
In 1994, Kadavy switched from traditional part-time National Guard service to become an active duty Guardsmen when he accepted a position as an operations officer with 5th Army at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where he served for more than two years before transferring to other posts with the U.S. Army and the National Guard Bureau in Georgia and Virginia during the years that followed.
Kadavy returned in Nebraska in 2001 to become the commander of the 1-167th Cavalry and served as commander of the squadron during the organization’s eight-month deployment in support of peacekeeping operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Following that mobilization, he returned to Virginia where he completed a U.S. Army War College fellowship with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency before returning to the National Guard Bureau.
Kadavy deployed to Camp Victory, Iraq, in April 2006 and served as chief of the Reserve Component Support Division acting as the senior National Guard advisor to the corps commander there. After returning to the U.S. in September 2006, he served as the senior operations officer for the Army National Guard directorate.