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MAJOR GENERAL DOUGLAS A. FARNHAM

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Brigadier General Douglas A. Farnham assumed his duties as the Adjutant General, Maine National Guard in January 2016 and also serves as Commissioner for the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management. He is responsible for managing the activities of Maine’s Army and Air National Guard, Maine Veterans’ Services and Maine Emergency Management Agency.

General Farnham is a 1984 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. As an instructor pilot and flight examiner in the C-21A Learjet, he served as the primary pilot for Commander, United States Space Command and later taught at the C-21 formal training school.

General Farnham joined the Maine Air National Guard in 1991. He has served in various operations and command positions in the 101st Air Refueling Wing. He also deployed as United States Central Command Deputy Director of Mobility Forces. Prior to assuming his current position, General Farnham commanded the 101st Air Refueling Wing in the Maine Air National Guard.

General Farnham is a command pilot with more than 5,700 hours in the T-37, T-38, C-21, and KC-135.

EDUCATION:
1984 Bachelor of Science degree in Management, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
1988 Masters in Business Administration degree, Chapman College
1989 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
2006 Air War College (Correspondence)
2010 Air National Guard Senior Leader Maintenance Course
2012 Director of Mobility Forces Course

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. June 1984 - June 1985, student, undergraduate pilot training Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma
2. June 1985 - June 1989, C-21 evaluator pilot, chief of aircrew scheduling, Detachment 4, 1401st Military Airlift Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
3. June 1989 - June 1991, C-21 evaluator pilot, schoolhouse cadre, 1375th Flying Training Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
4. June 1991 - May 2002, squadron pilot, instructor pilot, 132nd Air Refueling Squadron, Bangor, Maine
5. May 2002 - May 2003, Operations Officer, 132nd Air Refueling Squadron, Bangor, Maine
6. May 2003 - April 2005, Chief, Wing Plans, 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, Maine
7. April 2005 - June 2006, Commander, 132nd Air Refueling Squadron, Bangor, Maine
8. June 2006 - November 2012, Commander, 101st Operations Group, Bangor, Maine
9. November 2013 - March 2014, United States Central Command Deputy Director of Mobility Forces, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar
10. November 2012 - January 2016, Commander, 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, Maine
11. January 2016 – Present, The Adjutant General, Maine National Guard

FLIGHT INFORMATION:
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 5,700
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, C-21, and KC-135

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters) 
Aerial Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Achievement Medal 
Meritorious Unit Award (1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (6 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Combat Readiness Medal (10 Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal 
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal 
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border (1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Longevity Service (6 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hourglass and 2 ‘M’ Devices
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)
Air Force Training Ribbon


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant 30 May 1984
First Lieutenant 30 May 1986
Captain 30 May 1988
Major 18 October 1994
Lieutenant Colonel 17 October 2002
Colonel 26 April 2007
Brigadier General 21 January 2016
Major General 2 December 2017




(Current as of May 2016)
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