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Brig. Gen. Jamison retires

Maj. Gen. Timothy A. Reisch presents Dawn Jamison, wife of Brig. Gen. Matthew P. Jamison, Assistant Adjutant General for Air, HQ SDANG, a certificate of appreciation at a retirement ceremony held on May 1, 2016.  Jamison retires after 37 years with the South Dakota Air National Guard.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Duane Duimstra/released

Maj. Gen. Timothy A. Reisch presents Dawn Jamison, wife of Brig. Gen. Matthew P. Jamison, Assistant Adjutant General for Air, HQ SDANG, a certificate of appreciation at a retirement ceremony held on May 1, 2016. Jamison retires after 37 years with the South Dakota Air National Guard.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Duane Duimstra/released

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. --
Brig. Gen. Matthew P. Jamison completed his assignment as Assistant Adjutant General for Air, Joint Force Headquarters, South Dakota National Guard and retired with 37 years of military service at a ceremony held on May 1, 2016.

Jamison enlisted in the South Dakota Air National Guard as a crew chief in 1979.  He graduated from pilot training in 1985 after being commissioned through the Academy of Military Science in Knoxville, Tenn.  During his time with the South Dakota Air National Guard, he gained 3,800 total fighter hours in the A-7D and F-16C aircraft.  He has over 125 combat hours in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, NORTHERN WATCH and SOUTHERN WATCH.  Jamison has held various leadership positions such as Chief of Staff, 114th Fighter Wing vice commander, 114th Operations Group Commander and 175th Fighter Squadron Commander.  In May of 2013, he assumed position of Assistant Adjutant General for Air.  Jamison was presented with the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, the first ever awarded by the South Dakota Air National Guard.

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