Wisconsin Army National Guard
Brig. Gen. Robyn Blader is the Assistant Adjutant General for Readiness and Training. In this capacity, she assists the adjutant general and deputy adjutant general in sustaining and growing the organizational readiness of the 7,500 Soldiers of the Wisconsin Army National Guard, in the effort to maintain the defense of the nation and the state of Wisconsin. She ensures mission accomplishment through the enforcement of legal and ethical practices core to our organization’s values, through strategic alignment of readiness metrics, and continuous improvement of our key organizational process that support the training and readiness of all Wisconsin Army National Guard units.
Brig. Gen. Blader graduated from Wautoma High School in Wautoma, Wisconsin. She holds a bachelors degree in political science and criminal justice from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison; a masters degree of science in health services specializing in emergency and disaster management from Touro University; and a second masters degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College. Her military education includes 31C single channel operator course, master fitness course, military police officer basic course, judge advocate officer basic and advanced courses, Army Command and General Staff College, and the 50th Judge Advocate Military Judges Course. She was the first Wisconsin Army National Guard judge advocate to complete the military judges course and serve in the role of military judge. She also served as the first ever regional defense counsel in the newly created National Guard Trial Defense Service.
Brig. Gen. Blader received her Reserve Officer Training Corps commission in 1991 as a second lieutenant, Military Police branch, at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Prior to receiving her commission, she served as an enlisted member of the 410th Signal Company, an Army Reserve unit located in Junction City, Wisconsin. She joined the Wisconsin National Guard in 1991 and has served in various positions. Her past assignments include the 410th Signal Company, single channel radio operator, 1986-91; 32nd Military Police Company, platoon leader, 1992-94; 332nd Rear Area Operations Center, military police liaison officer, 1995-98; 264th Engineer Group, trial counsel, 1998-2001; 64th Troop Command, command judge advocate, 2001-06; Joint Force Headquarters-Wisconsin (JFHQ-WI), deputy staff judge advocate, 2006-10; JFHQ-WI, military judge, 2007-10; deputy command judge advocate for Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan, 2011-12; and 505th Trial Defense Team, Upper Midwest Regional Defense Counsel, 2010-13. In September 2018 she assumed her current duties as the assistant adjutant general for readiness and training.
Brig. Gen. Blader’s military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, as well as other federal and state awards.
Brig. Gen. Blader is married to Edward Lucht and they have two children, Brooke and Bailey.