Maj. Gen. 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.
1984 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1988 Master in Business Administration and Management, Chapman University, Orange, Calif.
1989 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala.
2006 Air War College, by correspondence
2012 Director of Mobility Forces (DM4), Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2016 Senior Leader Orientation Course (SLOC), Joint base Andrews, Md.
2017 Advanced Senior Leader Development Program-Strategic Engagement Seminar, Warrenton, VA.
2018 National Defense University, CAPSTONE, Fort Lesley McNair, Washington, D.C.
1. June 1984 - August 1985, Student Undergraduate Pilot Training Vance Air Force Base, Okla.
2. August 1985 - June 1989, C-21 Evaluator Pilot, Chief of Aircrew Scheduling, Detachment 4, 1401st Military Airlift Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo.
3. June 1989 - June 1991, C-21 Evaluator Pilot, Schoolhouse Cadre, 1375th Flying Training Squadron, Scott AFB, Ill.
4. June 1991 - May 2002, Squadron Pilot, Instructor Pilot, 132nd Air Refueling Squadron, Bangor, Maine
5. May 2002 - May 2004, Operations Officer, 132nd Air Refueling Squadron, Bangor, Maine
6. May 2004 - April 2005, Operations Officer, 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, Maine
7. April 2005 - June 2006, Commander, 132nd Air Refueling Squadron, Bangor, Maine
8. June 2006 - October 2012, Operations Group Commander, 101st Operations Group, Bangor, Maine
9. October 2012 - February 2016, Wing Commander, 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, Maine
10. November 2013 - March 2014, United States Central Command Deputy Director of Mobility Forces, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar
11. January 2016 - Present, The Adjutant General, Joint Force Headquarters, Augusta, Maine
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 5,700
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, C-21, and KC-135
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award six oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with 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 and one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Longevity Service with six oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass and two "M" devices
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)
Air Force Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant May 30, 1984
First Lieutenant May 30, 1986
Captain May 30, 1988
Major Oct. 18, 1994
Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 18, 2001
Colonel April 26, 2007
Brigadier General Jan. 21, 2016
Major General Dec. 2, 2017
Current as of December 2018