With an illustrious career of service and dedication to the State of New Jersey and the United States of America, Gen. Grant serves as the Director, Joint Staff to The Adjutant General of New Jersey, serving dual roles of providing federal supervision to more than 8,300 members of the NJ Army and Air National Guard as well as monitoring State operations of the NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. His responsibilities include: the Joint Staff, Family Support, Fiscal Division, Installations, the NJ National Guard Training Center at Sea Girt, Ethics, the Office of Military Affairs, Public Affairs and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Gen. Grant received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant through the Officer Candidates School in 1982. Prior to his commission, the General served as an enlisted member in US Marine Corps serving from 1973 until 1975. Since 2008 he has been Chief of the Joint Staff, NJ National Guard at Fort Dix and NJDMVA, in Lawrenceville. He has been an avid supporter of the Dan Finn Classic and a welcome member to our Board Of Trustees.
Dennis is a retired executive with the Prudential Insurance Company of America for 36 years, retiring in 2012 as the Vice President and Account Executive in Prudential’s Group Insurance Department. He remains active in many athletic, civic, and humane service organizations in his home community of Little Falls serving the Archdiocese of Paterson and especially DePaul High School in many capacities. Additionally, over the years, he has coached a variety of youth sports and served as an IAABO Board #33 referee for over 30 years. He remains an Executive Board member with Board #33. Dennis serves as the Chairman of the Hospitality Committee, welcoming teams and dignataries to the Jersey City Armory since the DFC inception. Using his vast background in the business world, Dennis will also assist in helping obtain sponsorship for both the Classic and the Gala.