Brigadier General Alicia A. Tate-Nadeau assumed duties as the Assistant Adjutant General/Director of the Joint Staff, Illinois National Guard in February 2015. Prior to her current assignment, she served as the National Guard Bureau's Liaison Officer to the Israeli Home Front Command, in Ramla, Israel.
General Tate-Nadeau has deployed to Iraq and has commanded many units in the Illinois
National Guard. General Tate-Nadeau also served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs' designee as an ex-officio member of the Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS). She also played a pivotal role serving as the Chief, Weapons of Mass Destruction Domestic Preparedness Division, Army Reserve Command, Fort McPherson, GA, as well as a core member of the Secretary of Defense's 'Tiger Team,' and the Concept Analysis Agency, where she co-authored Defense Reform Initiative 25, giving the Reserve Components the primary mission to train and respond to WMD incidents; emerging WMD response doctrine; and evaluating what are known today as National Guard Civil Support Teams (WMD).