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.