Maine Army National Guard Leadership

Brigadier General Diane L. Dunn serves as the Assistant Adjutant General, Maine Army National Guard responsible for leading and maintaining all aspects of readiness for approximately 1900 Soldiers assigned to 38 National Guard units.  Designated as the Deputy Adjutant General, she serves as the principal assistant to the Adjutant General for all strategic initiatives to include the State Partnership Program, Arctic Interest Council, Force Structure Modernization, Talent Management and Officer Assignments.  BG Dunn provides strategic guidance to the Land Component Commander, serves as Dual Status Commander during emergency response, represents The Adjutant General at National Conferences and oversees Joint Staff Development and Training. 

 

General Dunn’s recent assignments include serving as the Maine Army National Guard Chief of Staff; Brigade Commander of the 120th Regional Support Group (Bangor); NGB/NNC J3/5/7 Vigilant Guard Joint Regional Exercise Branch Chief and Battalion Commander of 286th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion to include its deployment to Operation Enduring Freedom, Kandahar, Afghanistan OEF09.

 

General Dunn has a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Maine and a Master’s of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. She currently resides in Newburgh, Maine with her husband, Jim. They have three children and three grandchildren.

SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE ROTC

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES

Houghton College - BA - Psychology

University of Maine - MA - Public Administration

United States Anny War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

 

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED

Adjutant General Officer Basic Course Quartermaster Officer Advanced Course United States Anny War College

Advanced Joint Professional Military Education (AJP ME) Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)

Joint Task Force Commanders Course (NORTHCOM) FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S) No ne Recorded

 

PROMOTIONS

 

DATE OF APPOINTMENT

 

 

2LT    10 May 88

1LT     8 May 91

CPT    4 Jun 93

MAJ    8 Oct 99

LTC    15 Apr 05

COL   14 Sep II

BG     17 Jul 20

 

 

FROM TO ASSIGNMENT

Jul20 Jul20 Assistant Adjutant General, Hartford, CT

Jun 20 Present Assistant Adjutant General, , Maine

Aug 16 Nov 18 Chief of Staff, Joint Force Headqua rters, Augusta, Maine

Aug 14 Augl6 Commander, I 20th Regional Support Group , Bangor, Maine

Oct 13 Aug 14 Deputy Commander, !20th Regional Support Group, Bangor, Maine

Oct 12 Oct 13 Region I Vigilant Guard Exercise Planner, Joint Force Headquarters, Augusta, Maine

Feb 12 Oct 12 Pre-Mobili zatio n Training and Eva l uatio n Commander, Joint Force Headquarters, Augusta, Maine

Apr 11 Feb 12 Public Affairs Branch Chief, Joint Force Headquarters, August a, Maine

Mar 10 Apr 11 Joint Regional Exercise Branch Chief , US Northern Command /Joint Force Headquarters Maine, Colorado Spri ngs , Colo rado, August , Maine

May07 Mar 10 Commander, 286th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion , Bangor, Maine and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM,

Kandahar, Afghanistan

May05 May07 Commander, 240th Regiment Reg ion al Training Insti tute, Augusta, Maine

Jun 02 Mayos Assistant Professor Military Science, Joint Force Headquait ers, Augusta, Maine

Jun 01 Jun 02 Executive Officer, 286th Quartennaster Petroleum Supply Battalion , Bangor, Maine

Sep 99 Jun 01 S2/3, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 286th Quartermaster Petroleum Battalion, Bangor, Maine

Jun 99 Sep 99 Assistant S-3, 52nd Troop Command, Bangor, Ma ine

Nov 97 Jun 99 Training Officer , Detachment 4 Troop Conunand , Bangor, Maine

Sep 96 Nov97 S-1, 52nd Troop Command, Bangor, Maine

Sep 95 Sep 96 Assistant S-l, l St Battalion 52nd Troop Command, Gardiner , Maine

 

Apr 94 Sep 95 Command er, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 286th Supply and Services Battalion, Gardiner , Maine

Aug 92 Apr94 S-1 Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 286th Supply and Ser vices Battalion, Gardin er, Maine

Oct 89 Aug92 Community Relations Officer, 121st Public Affairs Detachment, Augusta , Maine

Nov 88 Oct89 Freight Movement Officer, 3620th Transportation Detachment, Augusta, Maine

 

 

SUMM ARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS

Joint Regional Exercise Branch Chief, US Northern Command /Joint Force Headquarters Maine, Colorado Springs, Colorado, August , Maine

DATE Mar IO - Apr 11

GRADE Lieutenant Colonel

 

SUMMARY  OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS

Commander, 286th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Kandahar, Afghanistan

DATE Jan 09 - Dec 09

GRADE Lieutenant Colonel

 

 

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES

Bronze Star Medal

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters) Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters) Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters) Army Meritorious Unit Commendation

Army Superior Unit Award

Army Reser ve Components Achievement Medal (with I Sil ver and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster) National Defense Service Medal (with I Bronze Service Star)

Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 2 Campaign Stars) Global War on Terrorism-Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass and M Device) Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Service Ribbon

Anny Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with Nume ral 4) North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Lifetime Member Veterans of Foreign Wars The Military Officers Association of America National Guard Association of United States

Transportation Honorable Order of Saint Christopher Qua rtermaster Distinguished Order of St Martin

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

St Bonaventure University Army ROTC Hall of Fame