Department of the Military

Major General Mark Berry
Cabinet Secretary
Department of the Military

Major General Mark H. Berry assumed duties as the Adjutant General, Arkansas National Guard, on January 13, 2015. He is a member of the Governor's Cabinet and is responsible for commanding the Arkansas Air and Army National Guard, with nearly 10,000 Airmen, Soldiers, and state employees. As Adjutant General, General Berry is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the readiness, fiscal, personnel, equipment, and real-property resources of the Military Department, and ensures the training readiness of all personnel to accomplish both state and federal missions.


General Berry enlisted in the Air Force in August 1974 and completed Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He subsequently began technical training as an Air Traffic Controller at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi. In April 1985, General Berry attended Officer Training School at Medina Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, with follow-on training as an Air Traffic Control Officer. He separated from active duty in September 1992 and joined the Arkansas Air National Guard as a Public Affairs Officer. While assigned to the 188th Fighter Wing, he served as Communications Flight Commander, Mission Support Group Commander, and Maintenance Group Commander. General Berry served as Vice Chairman, Air National Guard A-10 Aircraft Maintenance Council and President of the National Guard Association of Arkansas. In May 2012, General Berry was assigned as the A-4 Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard, Arlington, Virginia.

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