Brigadier General Gerard F. Bolduc Jr.

General Bolduc is the Chief of Staff, Maine Air National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, Camp Keyes, Augusta, Maine.  He also serves as the Commander of the Maine Air National Guard.  He is the primary advisor to The Adjutant General for all ANG units in Maine and ensures the combat readiness and mission capability of an Air Refueling Wing and two Geographically Separated Units. He is responsible for the command, control and operations of plans and programs affecting more than 1,100 Maine Air National Guard personnel located in Augusta, Bangor and South Portland. 

General Bolduc joined the Air Force and was commissioned in March 1982 through the Academy of Military Science, Knoxville, Tennessee.  After completion of navigator training, he was assigned to Bangor Air National Guard Base, Maine.  He served in numerous operations and maintenance assignments and held squadron, group, and vice wing command positions.

1984 University of Maine, Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering Technology, Orono, Maine
1995 Air Command and Staff, College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama (in-residence)
1995 Auburn University, Master of Science, Political Science, Auburn, Alabama
2000 Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama (in-residence)
2013 Dual Status Commander Training Course, Peterson AFB, Colorado
2013 Joint Commander Training Course, Peterson AFB, Colorado
2014 Senior Executive Seminar, George C. Marshall Center, Garmisch, Germany
2015 Capstone General and Flag Officer Course, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2016 Homeland Security Executive Seminar, Harvard University Kennedy School

1. June 1982 - February 1983, student, Undergraduate Navigator Training, Mather AFB, CA
2. February 1983 - August 1983, Combat Crew Training School, Castle AFB, CA
3. August 1983 - April 1988, Squadron Navigator, 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, ME
4. April 1988 - March 1991, Operations Plans Officer, 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, ME
5. March 1991 - August 1994, Chief of Scheduling, 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, ME
6. August 1994 - June 1995, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
7. June 1995 - May 1996, Standardization/Evaluation Navigator 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, ME
8. May 1996 - June 1997, Communications Flight Commander, 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, ME
9. June 1997 - July 1999, Chief of Safety, 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, ME
10. July 1999 - June 2000, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
11. June 2000 - February 2001, Chief of Safety, 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, ME
12. February 2001 - September 2006, Commander, 101st ARW Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, ME
13. September 2006 - July 2009, Commander, 101st Maintenance Group, 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, ME
14. July 2009 - February 2013, Vice Commander, 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, ME
15. February 2013 - September 2016, Assistant Adjutant General, Air, Maine Air National Guard, Augusta, ME
16. October 2016 - Present, Chief of Staff, Augusta, Maine

Rating: Master Navigator
Flight Hours: More than 3,300
Aircraft Flown: KC-135A, KC-135E, T-37, T-43

Meritorious Service Medal (with one device)
Air Force Commendation Medal (with one device)
Air Force Achievement Medal (with one device)
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (with eight devices)
Combat Readiness Medal (with eleven devices)
National Defense Service Medal (with one device)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Kosovo Campaign Medal (with one device)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service (with six devices)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 1 "M" device (with three devices)
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon

Second Lieutenant Mar. 4, 1982
First Lieutenant Mar. 4, 1985
Captain Mar. 8, 1987
Major Apr. 17, 1991
Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 15, 1997
Colonel Jan. 8, 2007
Brigadier General Feb. 3, 2013



(Current as of September 2017)