New Jersey Army National Guard

Superstorm Sandy

With over 2,000 personnel on state active duty, the New Jersey National Guard conducted debris clearance and removal; high-water vehicle operations; shelter support; food, water and fuel distribution; power generation; and presence patrols.

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Recruiting and Retention Battalion


The Master Sergeants (MSG) and First Sergeant (1SG) below are in charge of the six recruiting regions in New Jersey. If you contact us by email please let us know where you live, work, or go to school so we can help serve you better.

Teaneck, Lodi, West Orange, Newark, Jersey City

MSG Richard Platt
Cell: 609-802-3210

Riverdale, Franklin, Morristown, Dover, Port Murray, Flemington

1SG Peter Sarni
Cell: 908-415-9922

Elizabeth, Westfield, Woodbridge, Somerset, Rutgers/New Brunswick

MSG Seth Greer
Cell: 732-693-2011

Lawrenceville, Trenton, Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, Blackwood

MSG Paul Simonetti
Cell: 609-802-8659

Freehold, Toms River, Atlantic City, Lakehurst, Manchester, Hammonton

MSG Willis Wareham
Cell: 856-362-3859

Woodbury, Woodstown, Vineland, Cape May Courthouse

MSG Richard DiPalma
Cell: 609-234-1372

Officer Strength Manager

CPT Ana Gatson
Cell: 609-218-1119

Medical Professionals / AMEDD / JAG / Chaplain Recruiter

1LT Jessica O'Shea
Cell: 609-444-6603

SFC Charles Esposito
Cell: 609-218-1120

Warrant Officer Recruiter

CW2 Yetzabel Sierra-Medina
Cell: 609-694-2865

Recruiting Operations

SFC Roger Goff
Cell: 609-752-4336

SFC Andrew Tischner
Cell: 908-240-6636

Interstate Transfer Coordinator

SFC Kevin Makin
Cell: 267-251-7640

Reserve Component Transition from Active Army

SFC Kevin Makin
Cell: 267-251-7640

Education Services Office

Marketing Office

Mr Ken Seal
Office: 732-820-6232

SFC Marie Burns
Cell: 973-342-0252

63rd Army Band

P.O. Box 277
National Guard Training Center, Bldg #35
Sea Girt, NJ 08750
Office: 732-974-5963
63rd Army Band Website

Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP)

Company Commander
CPT Jose Couselo
Office: 732-974-6314

First Sergeant
1SG Wilson Ormaza
Cell: 201-600-8007

RSP Contractor Manager
MSG(R) James Fortuna
Office: 732-974-6320

RSP Contractor
Ms PJ Scelfo
Office: 732-974-6394

RSP Contractor
MSG(R) Michael Parmigiano
Office: 732-974-6360

NJ Youth ChalleNGe Program

State Unit Directory

National Guard Human Resources Office

Family Assistance Centers


Princeton / TCNJ / Rowan ROTC
Princeton / TCNJ Campuses
MSG Paul Simonetti
Cell: 609-802-8659

Rowan Campus
MSG Richard DiPalma
Cell: 609-234-1372

Seton Hall ROTC
SFC Shereka Danzy
Cell: 609-234-6089

Rutgers ROTC
SFC Oneil Davis
Cell: 732-887-0231

Public Affairs Office

CW3 Patrick Daugherty


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