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Maj. Gen. Galen Jackman, Commander Military District of Washington and Joint Task Force-Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, escorts members of the simulated Armed Forces Joint Chiefs of Staff during a rehearsal for the 55th Presidential Inauguration, Jan. 16, 2005. JTF-AFIC is a joint-service organization responsible for providing military ceremonial support to the 55th Presidential Inauguration, Jan. 20, 2005.DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Jennifer Gangemi, U.S. Air Force
Inauguration Showcases Pride of Armed Forces
By Joint Task Force - Armed Forces Inaugural Committee

WASHINGTON , Jan. 14, 2005 – The 55th Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20, 2005, will demonstrate the professionalism of the Armed Forces, according to Maj. Gen. Galen B. Jackman, who serves as commander of the Joint Task Force - Armed Forces Inaugural Committee.

"The clock is ticking toward the ultimate mission of Joint Task Force - Armed Forces Inaugural Committee," Jackman said, "showcasing the pride and professionalism of our great Armed Forces through flawless military support to the 55th Presidential Inauguration."

The general routinely serves two additional posts. He is the commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, and the commander of the Joint Force Headquarters, National Capital Region.

As the National Capital Region commander, Jackman is responsible for land-based homeland defense, military support to civil authorities, and consequence management of the National Capital Region in a multi-jurisdictional area that encompasses six counties, four cities and the District of Columbia.


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U.S. Army
Maj. Gen. Galen B. Jackman
As the MDW commander his mission is to secure assigned installations;conduct public ceremonies and special events, including Spirit of America, Twilight Tattoo, The Army Ten-Miler and Overture 1812 Concert on behalf of the nation's leadership, and administer military justice when needed to Army personnel assigned throughout the region.

With his third hat as Commander, Joint Task Force - Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, he's responsible for the military's ceremonial involvement in the 55th Presidential Inauguration.

"This great event signifies the peaceful continuation of leadership in our nation," he said. "Hundreds of thousands will watch in person or on television."

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11/30/2005, Eastern Daylight Time
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