Brigadier General Janice G. Igou, VaARNG (Ret)
(Non-alumnus, appointed July 2012)
Brigadier General (Retired) Janice G. Igou graduated from Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia, in 1984, with a BS in Business Administration. She received her commission through ROTC as a Quartermaster Officer and subsequently began active duty which included training and assignments at Fort Lee, Fort Hood, Fort Leavenworth, and an overseas tour at Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan.
General Igou left active duty, returned home to the Richmond area and joined the Virginia National Guard in 1991. She has served in numerous leadership positions including Commander, 429th Support Battalion (Forward), Staunton; Assistant Chief of Staff, G4 - Logistics, 29th Infantry Division (Light), Fort Belvoir; Commander, 329th Regional Support Group, Virginia Beach; G4 - Logistics, Virginia Army National Guard, Fort Pickett; and J8 – Resource Management, Joint Forces Headquarters, Sandston. In her final assignment, General Igou served as Assistant Adjutant General - Army, Virginia National Guard and Director of Interagency Operations and provided oversight for all programs, policies, and procedures regarding Defense Support to Civil Authority. She also served as the lead general officer for outreach to state and local leaders, organizations, and communities, as well as officials at the National Guard Bureau, the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety, the Virginia Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.
General Igou concluded 30 years of service in 2014. She received her MS in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, in 2005.
General Igou resides in Montpelier, Virginia, with her husband, Col. Damon Igou. She is a board member of the Virginia National Guard Foundation. She is actively involved in church ministry- locally, regionally, and abroad. General Igou and her husband have two adult children attending college at Virginia Commonwealth University.