What is your name? 
-1st Lt. Almaroof Olu Watobi
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WASHINGTON - What is your name? -1st Lt. Almaroof Olu Watobi What unit are you? -Joint Force Headquarters, District of Columbia Army National Guard Where are you from? -Originally from Nigeria and currently resides in Maryland How long have you been in the D.C. Army National Guard? -Almost 10 years Why is this mission important to you? -This mission is important to me because it is an opportunity for me to learn operations, especially with the part of the mission I am supporting. I work in the JOC, the joint operations center. I am supporting the mission from there as the battle captain. The JOC serves as the hub of information. A lot of information comes in and out from various sources. In cases like this, all the information comes in here. We have a liaison at all of those places to make sure that information is disseminated to the right people, including DC National Guard leadership and other elements supporting the mission.


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2023 Army-Navy Game Shout Out
DC National Guard
Dec. 4, 2023 | 0:25
Maj. Gen. John C. Andonie, Commanding General (interim) of the District of Columbia National Guard graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, in 1989. Maj. Gen. Andonie provides a video shoutout for the upcoming Army-Navy game on Dec. 9, 2023. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Master Sgt. Arthur M. Wright)