UDC’s Board of Trustees

Major General Errol R. Schwartz

Major General Errol R. Schwartz, U. S. Army (Ret)

General Schwartz is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board for the National Guard Youth Foundation. The Foundation supports the 39 National Guard Youth Challenge academies across the United States, to include campuses in Puerto Rico and Hawaii, with resources and opportunities to help graduates maintain a path of success beyond graduation day. Prior to this assignment, General Schwartz served as the Commanding General of the District of Columbia National Guard until January 2017 after being appointed by President Bush in June 2008 and President Obama in January 2009.

During General Schwartz’s tenure as the Commanding General, he managed the mobilization and deployment of the Soldiers and Airmen of the D C National Guard to support the Global War on Terror both at home and abroad. He fostered cooperation with local elected officials to facilitate collaborative efforts in planning military assistance to civil authorities as well as identifying force structure and fiscal resources available to support the District of Columbia and federal authorities during local and national emergencies.  He was also instrumental in providing community service to D C residents. He established a Youth Challenge Academy for high school dropouts to give them a second chance to become a productive D C resident.

Prior to this appointment, General Schwartz was assigned as a civilian to the Department of Defense as a Defense Intelligence Senior Executive.  He held numerous leadership positions in the intelligence community culminating as the Director of the National Security Incident Response Center at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.  He was responsible for providing real-time indications and warnings of all cyber incidents that may affect the United States National Security Information Systems.

General Schwartz served as the Chairman of the Personnel Committee of the Adjutants General Association of the United States, Chairman of the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee advising the Secretary of the Army on policies affecting the total army, a member of the Board of Visitors for the United States Military Academy at West Point, and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Guard Association of the United States. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of the District of Columbia and Chairman of the Seafarers Foundation of Annapolis.