Special Assistant to the Chief, National Guard Bureau Brigadier General William L.
Stoppel serves as Special Assistant to the Chief, National Guard Bureau.
December 1990 - May 1991, Tactical Intelligence Officer, 1st Battalion, 198th Armor, 155th Armor Brigade Armory, Mississippi 6.
May 1991 - July 1994, Intelligence Officer/Trainer, Combat Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas 7.
Prior to his current assignment, General Stoppel served as Chief of Staff, Army National Guard.
As Chief of Staff, he oversaw the Arlington Hall Station complex with 2,214 personnel in support of over 358,000 Soldiers in the 54 States, Territories, and the District of Columbia.Provided in the SCARNG Officer Handbook is a general outline of the process for officers as well as an outline of desirable positions for each grade.BM in conjunction with BC will recommend captain assignments, excluding O3 company commands which will be recommended by brigade (or higher) commanders, based on battalion commander input, to MSC commanders for approval.Lieutenant General Ashley has also earned the Parachutist Badge, Army Aviation Crewmember Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, and Australian Parachutist Badge.Officer assignments are an integral part of the SCARNG. He formerly served as the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, where he was the senior advisor to the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff for all aspects of intelligence, counterintelligence and security. became the 21st Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency on 3 October 2017.His commands include the 206th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Gordon, GA, Intelligence Squadron, Office of Military Support, Washington, DC, and the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (Airborne), XVIII Airborne Corps.Other key assignments include the Director of Intelligence, United States Army Joint Special Operations Command; the Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command; the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, International Security Assistance Force and Director of Intelligence, United States Forces, Afghanistan; and Commanding General, the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, AZ.In this position, he is the lead for the National Guard on the Quadrennial Defense Review for Institutional Reform, Efficiencies and Compensation.He is also the lead for the redesign of the National Guard Bureau Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters - State and the validation of each of their Joint Tables of Distribution.