Major General
Mark R. Morrell

Major General Mark R. Morrell

Major General (SD) Mark R. Morrell currently serves as The Adjutant General of the South Dakota National Guard. Previously, he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, located at Headquarters, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He assisted the Chief of Staff in oversight of the Joint Force Headquarters Air staff and provides command guidance on South Dakota Air National Guard policy and personnel action.

General Morrell entered the Air Force in May 1999 as a graduate of South Dakota State University and as a Distinguished Graduate of the USAF Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 780. He served on Active Duty for 12 years before transitioning home to the South Dakota Air National Guard. He has been assigned to numerous operational and staff positions at the squadron, group, and wing levels.

General Morrell is a Command Pilot with over 3,000 flying hours, is qualified as an Instructor Pilot, and is both a graduate of and former instructor at the United States Air Force Weapons School. He has taken part in training operations in South Korea, Alaska, Italy, Japan, and Jordan. He has also deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel along with NATOs Resolute Support Mission.

Prior to his assignment as Deputy Chief of Staff, General Morrell was the 114th Fighter Wing Commander, 114th Operations Group Commander, and 114th Operations Support Squadron Commander; all at Joe Foss Field, South Dakota.