Major General
Jeffrey P. Marlette

Major General Jeffrey P. Marlette

Major General Jeffrey P. Marlette began his military service, enlisting in the South Dakota Army National Guard in 1980. He received his commission through the South Dakota Military Academy Officer Candidate School in 1982. General Marlette's command assignments include Commander, 235th General Supply Company, Commander, 2nd Battalion, 147th Field Artillery, Commander, Joint Forces Headquarters, Commander, 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade and Assistant Adjutant General - Army. During his 41-month tenure as Commander, 2nd Battalion, 147th Field Artillery, the Battalion successfully deployed for 14 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. The Battalion received the Distinguished Unit Citation for their outstanding performance during their deployment.

Prior to Major General Marlette's selection as South Dakota's 22nd Adjutant General, he served as a Policy Advisor and West River Regional Director for U.S. Senator Mike Rounds. In that role, he supported Senator Rounds in his committee assignments on Senate Armed Services and Senate Veteran's Affairs. He also served many years as a Superintendent of Schools in South Dakota school districts.

Major General Marlette holds Bachelors and Master's Degrees in Education from Northern State University, an Education Specialist Degree from the University of Sioux Falls and a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.

Major General Marlette and his wife Sandy live in Rapid City. They have three grown children and six grandchildren. They enjoy spending time with family, enjoying the outdoors and traveling.