Major General Joyce L. Stevens is Assistant Adjutant General - Army, Texas National Guard. She also serves as Commander, Texas Army National Guard. The Texas Army National Guard is the largest Army Guard Force in the Nation. General Stevens serves as the principal advisor for all Army matters to The Adjutant General, Texas.
General Stevens began her military service in April 1979. Her assignments included various command and staff positions within the 49th Armored Division, 36th Infantry Division (Light) and the 71st Troop Command. She served as the Commander of the 536th Forward Support Battalion where she was also the full-time Battalion Administrative Officer; the Assistant Chief of Staff, G4 for the 49th Armored Division (Rear); the 71st Troop Command Assistant Chief of Staff, G3; and the Commander of the 111th Area Support Group. She deployed to combat as a brigade level Task Force Commander in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Her unit was responsible for Base Operations, which included the management and security of Bagram Air Field (the largest US Base in Afghanistan). Additionally, General Stevens was responsible for security and reconstruction projects in the adjacent Kapisa, Parwan and Panjshir Provinces of Afghanistan.