Brigadier General Sharon S. Dieffenderfer is Chief of the Joint Staff for the Alaska National Guard. She serves as the principal executive assistant and advisor to the Adjutant General, overseeing a variety of joint staff programs which include the development, execution and evaluation of programs and policies pertaining to the command, control, operation and management of the Joint functions at State headquarters level.
Previously, she served as the J-1/ Human Resources Officer for the Alaska National Guard. Brigadier General Dieffenderfer entered the Air Force and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant through Officer Training School in November 1979. She is a distinguished graduate of the Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course at Chanute AFB, IL and served as an academic advisor to two allied officers while in training.