The Adjutant General - Maine

Maj. Gen. Ernest C. Park was The Adjutant General, and also served as the Commissioner of the Department of Defense and Veterans Services for the State of Maine. His responsibilities included the Command and Control, supervision of training, the administration of all assigned Army and Air National Guard units, and the activities of the Maine Veterans' Services.

Maj. Gen. Ernest C. Park received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maine at Orono in 1961. He enlisted in the United States Marines in August 1951, and joined the Maine Air National Guard in 1958, where he was assigned to the 132nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Dow Air Force Base, Bangor Maine, as a Navigator Trainee. His first assignment was radar interceptor officer, where in June 1964, he was granted the aeronautical rating of Senior Navigator of the 132nd Fighter Intercept Squadron at Bangor, and was then assigned as Weapons Systems Officer. The general went on to serve in various operations and command positions for the Maine Air National Guard, to include Commander of the 101st Consolidated Aircraft Squadron, and Deputy Commander for Maintenance for the 101st Air Refueling Wing. Prior to assuming his duties as The Adjutant General, the general served as the Chief of Staff for Air, Headquarters, Maine Air National Guard.



1961 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Maine, Orono
1960 Basic Navigator Course, James Connally Air Force Base, Waco, Texas
1960 Radar Intercept Officer Course, James Connally Air Force Base, Waco, Texas
1974 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1979 Industrial College of the Armed Forces National Security Management Course, by correspondence
1985 KC-135 Navigator Academic Course, Castle Air Force Base, Atwater, Calif.


1. June 1958 - January 1959, Student, Navigator Trainee, Dow AFB, Maine
2. January 1959 - August 1960, Student, Navigator Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
3. August 1960 - June 1964, Radar Interceptor Officer, Dow AFB, Maine
4. June 1964 - July 1970, Weapon Systems Officer, Dow AFB, Maine
5. July 1970 - November 1974, Production Control Officer, 101st Consolidated Aircraft Squadron, Bangor ANGB, Maine
6. November 1974 - July 1979, Commander, 101st Consolidated Aircraft Squadron, Bangor ANGB, Maine
7. July 1979 - June 1984, Deputy Commander, Maintenance, 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor ANGB, Maine
8. June 1984 - January 1987, Chief of Staff Air, Headquarters MEANG, Augusta, Maine
9. January 1987 - September 1991, The Adjutant General, Headquarters MEANG, Augusta, Maine


Rating: Master Navigator
Flight hours: More than 2,700
Aircraft flown: C-47D, C141, F-89J, F101B/F, KC-135A/E, T-29C, T-33A, T37, and T38


Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Korean Service Medal with three stars
Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with six oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster
Organized Marine Corps Reserve Medal
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
United Nations Service Medal


Second Lieutenant June 4, 1958
First Lieutenant June 3, 1961
Captain June 29, 1963
Major July 24, 1970
Lieutenant Colonel Nov. 3, 1974
Colonel July 31, 1979
Brigadier General Dec. 16, 1985
Major General Sep. 29, 1987



(Current as of September 1991)