Submitted by Emerson Marcus, Nevada National Guard
Big. Gen. Ondra Berry, former assistant adjutant general and 32-year veteran of the Nevada Air National Guard, assumed the role of adjutant general today during a ceremony at the Nevada Air National Guard Base in Reno.
“Brig. Gen. Berry has served the state of Nevada and his country
Also in attendance were U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, Sparks Mayor Ron Smith and Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam.
“I am honored and humbled to be selected to lead such a fine organization,” Berry said. “I live by the motto that, ‘to whom much is given, much will be required,’ and I am ready to deliver.”
Berry, 60, of Sparks, enlisted in the Nevada Air National Guard in 1986. In 2001, he took command of the 152nd Mission Support Flight. He was named the assistant adjutant general, Nevada Air National Guard, in 2015.
He is the first African American to become adjutant general in Nevada.
Berry also served 25 years with the Reno Police Department.