CAMP RIPLEY -- The Minnesota National Guard has a new leader, Major General Jon Jensen was appointed Wednesday by Governor Dayton as the 31st Adjutant General of the state's National Guard.

Major General Jensen was previously named Commanding General of the 34th Infantry Division in January.

He received his commission in 1989 at Fort Benning, Georgia. He's since served at almost every level in the Iowa and Minnesota National Guards.

Jensen has served in Kuwait, Bosnia and Iraq. Jensen replaces Major General Richard Nash who's retiring at the end of October. Jensen will serve a seven year term.

The Adjutant General is chief executive and leader of the Minnesota National Guard. The Minnesota National Guard is the 10th largest in the country, with over 13,000 members.