Jill K. Faris is a member of the Ohio Army National Guard. She assumed her duties as the Assistant Surgeon General for Mobilization, Readiness and National Guard Affairs on June 23 2014. As Assistant Surgeon General, she assists the Deputy Surgeon General in providing consultative services and strategic planning in all aspects of medical readiness, health care, medical personnel, medical operational and training issues that comprise the critical medical readiness indicators pertaining to the Army National Guard. She began her military service as a Private in the South Dakota Army National Guard, and upon graduation from South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, in 1987 received her commission. She has served as a member of the South Dakota, Minnesota and Ohio Army National Guard, respectively, during her 33 years of service.
She served in all medical operations positions from, company through Division and Joint Force Headquarters. Recent assignments include Deputy State Surgeon for Minnesota and Ohio, Division Medical Operations Center Chief, Deputy Commander Medical Detachment, Deputy J-1 Mobilization Readiness, and Deputy Surgeon for the Army National Guard.