Major General Jake Betty
Major General Jake Betty received his Bachelors degree from Texas A&M University and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry in 1973. Upon entering active duty he was assigned to the 1st 501st Infantry Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY. His assignments included Infantry Platoon Leader, Infantry Company Executive Officer, Recon Platoon Leader, and Battalion S-3 Air. Upon leaving active duty in 1977, he was assigned as Company Commander C Company, 1st 143 Infantry, 36th Airborne Brigade, Texas National Guard. In 1979 Colonel Betty transferred to the U.S. Army Reserves and held various leadership positions including a nine-month deployment from 1997 to 1998 in support of Operation Joint Guard in Bosnia. In February 2003, while serving as the Commander of the 3419th Military Intelligence Detachment, NAS-JRB Fort Worth, TX, he was mobilized to the Defense Intelligence Agency as Chief, Iraq Survey Group, Fusion Center – CONUS, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserve in 2003 after serving a total of 30 years. Since 2006 Colonel Betty has been a member of the Texas State Guard holding a number of leadership positions including Commander of the 8th Regiment headquartered in Houston, and the Texas State Guard Headquarters J1. He has served on several State Active Duty Missions to include Hurricanes Dean, Gustav, Dolly, Edouard, and Ike. In March 2013 General Betty was selected to serve as Commanding General, Army Component Command. On 1 September 2014 he was selected as Commanding General Texas State Guard.
Major General Betty is married to Juli, formerly Juli Bush of Jacksboro, TX, they have been married for 40 years and have two children. Josh class of ’02, Texas A&M University, a Major in the United States Army who is currently assigned to Fort Leavenworth, KS where he is attending the Command and General Staff College. He and his wife Jen, class of ’01, Texas A&M University, have two children, Jax and Joy-Lindsey. Alison class of ’06, Texas A&M University, a stay at home Mom, lives in College Station with her husband SFC James Perdue and they have one child, Rudder.