Pardy promoted to brigadier general in SD National Guard

Patrick Pardy of Howard was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the South Dakota Army National Guard during a ceremony at Camp Rapid this past weekend. 

Pardy will serve as the land component commander for Joint Force Headquarters in Rapid City.

In this position, Pardy will serve as the Golden Coyote training exercise commander, responsible for planning, coordination, resourcing and execution of the exercise. His assignment also includes serving as the deputy director of the South Dakota National Guard joint staff; and he will serve as the joint task force commander when activated in times of emergency – ensuring planning and execution for assigned missions.

Pardy has over 34 years of military service, first enlisting in the National Guard in 1986 as a combat engineer. In 1992, he received his commission as an engineer officer through the University of South Dakota ROTC program.

During his career, Pardy served in a variety of command and staff positions.  He also served on multiple combat deployments – deploying twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

In his civilian career, Pardy serves as a circuit judge in South Dakota’s Third Judicial Circuit in Madison.