Ondra L. Berry, the adjutant general of the Nevada National Guard, has been promoted by the Department of the Air Force to the rank of major general.
He will add a second star to his
uniform once Gov. Steve Sisolak promotes Berry in a pending promotion ceremony.
With the recent retirement of Maj. Gen. Robert Herbert, Berry is now the lone major general in the
Nevada National Guard that includes more
than 4,300 airmen and soldiers. Berry has been the state's adjutant general since September following the
retirement of Brig. Gen. Bill Burks, and
he had been a brigadier general since
“I am extremely pleased that the Air Force and National Guard
placed their confidence and trust in me to carry
out the responsibilities of a major
general,” said Berry, a resident of Sparks.
The official date of Berry's promotion will be retroactive to
Sept. 1, 2019, but he will not wear his second star until he is promoted by
commander in chief of the Nevada Guard.
The promotion ceremony should occur within the next few weeks dependent on Sisolak's
Berry, the senior uniformed Nevada National Guard officer, is
responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, programs
and plans affecting Nevada Guard soldiers, airmen and civilians.
He is also responsible for both the state and federal missions
of the Nevada National Guard and serves as the official channel of
communication with the National Guard Bureau.
He is the first adjutant general to
attain the rank of major general since Maj. Gen. Cindy Kirkland, who retired in