Adjutant General of Kansas
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The Adjutant General of Kansas is the highest-ranking military official in the State of Kansas and is subordinate to the Governor of Kansas. The Adjutant General is a member of the Governor's Cabinet and advises the Governor on military and emergency management matters. The Adjutant General runs the day to day administration of the Kansas Adjutant General's Department, including the Kansas National Guard.
- 1 Appointment
- 2 Duties
- 3 Staff
- 4 History
- 5 Notes
- 6 See also
The Governor appoints, subject to confirmation by the Kansas Senate, the Adjutant General with the rank of major general. The person appointed must have served at least five years as a commissioned officer in the Kansas National Guard and have served as an officer in the armed forces of the United States. The Governor may promote, subject to confirmation by the Senate any Adjutant General who has served at least 15 consecutive years to the rank of lieutenant general. The Adjutant General serves at the pleasure of the Governor.
The Adjutant General is the principal military advisor to the Governor and is also responsible for the organization, training and supervision of the Kansas National Guard. In addition, the Adjutant General is the Director of the Kansas Division of Emergency Management and the head of Kansas Homeland Security. The Office of the Adjutant General also provides administrative services to the Kansas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.
The Adjutant General's staff is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas and oversees the operation of many installations throughout the state.
- The Kansas National Guard consists of 7600 soldiers and airmen of the Kansas Army National Guard and the Kansas Air National Guard.
- The Kansas Division of Emergency Management is responsible for emergency management of all disasters and coordination of recovery and response activities statewide. As a part of the Adjutant General responsibilities as Director of Kansas Homeland Security, KDEM also focuses on preparedness for prevention of acts of terrorism.
Kansas Army National Guard
The Kansas Army National Guard is the land component of the Kansas National Guard and is manned by approximately 5200 soldiers assigned at installations throughout the state.
- Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Joint Forces Headquarters, Topeka
- 287th Sustainment Brigade, Wichita
- 35th Division Tactical Command Post, Fort Leavenworth
- 235th Regiment, Salina
- 69th Troop Command, Topeka
- 635th Regional Support Group, Hutchinson
Kansas Air National Guard
The Kansas Air National Guard is the air component of the Kansas National Guard and is composed of a headquarters component located at Topeka, Kansas and two main units: the 184th Intelligence Wing, located at Wichita, Kansas and the 190th Air Refueling Wing located at Topeka. There are approximately 2400 airmen assigned in all locations.
Kansas Division of Emergency Management
KDEM is the branch of the Adjutant General's Department that deals with mitigation advocacy, planning requirements and guidance, training and exercising, response coordination, and administration of recovery programs for the civil sector on the State of Kansas regardless of the type of hazard. It was created in 1950 in response to Cold War nuclear threats as the State Civil Defense Agency and was transferred to the Adjutant General's Department in 1955. At that time its role was expanded to include emergency management for all disasters and coordination of recovery and response activities statewide.
Kansas Homeland Security
This branch coordinates activities in the State of Kansas dealing with the prevention and protection from terrorist related activities including response and recovery from terrorist acts.
Kansas Volunteer Department of the Civil Air Patrol
The Volunteer Department was created to administer state funds allocated to the Civil Air Patrol and was placed under the control of the Adjutant General's Department by state law in 1997 for the administrative support and control of state resources and funding used by the Kansas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.
|August 31, 1855 - January 1858||Adjutant General Hiram J. Strickler|
|May 2, 1861 - June 20, 1861||Brig. Gen. Robert B. Mitchell|
|June 23, 1861 - March 22, 1862||Brig. Gen. Lyman Allen|
|March 22, 1862 - February 26, 1863||Brig. Gen. Charles Chadwick|
|February 27, 1863 - May 2, 1864||Brig. Gen. Guilford Dudley|
|May 2, 1864 - March 31, 1865||Col. Cyrus K. Holliday|
|April 1, 1865 - August 18, 1867||Col. Thomas J. Anderson|
|August 18, 1867 - March 3, 1869||Col. Josiah B. McAfee|
|March 4, 1869 - March 4, 1870||Col. William S. Moorhouse|
|March 5, 1870 - March 5, 1873||Col. David Whittaker|
|March 6, 1873 - March 2, 1876||Col. Charles A. Morris|
|March 2, 1876 - March 5, 1878||Col. Hiram T. Beman|
|April 8, 1878 - January 7, 1883||Col. Peter S. Noble|
|January 8, 1883 -January 22, 1885||Col. Thomas Moonlight|
|January 23, 1885 - March 31, 1889||Col. Alexander B. Campbell|
|April 1, 1889 - January 1, 1893||Col. John N. Roberts|
|January 10, 1893 - March 31, 1894||Col. Henry H. Artz|
|April 1, 1894 - February 28, 1895||Col. Albert J. Davis|
|March 1, 1895 - January 31, 1897||Brig. Gen. Simeon M. Fox|
|February 1, 1897 - February 21, 1899||Col. Hiram Allen|
|February 22, 1899 - February 1, 1903||Brig. Gen. Simeon M. Fox|
|February 1, 1903 - March 31, 1905||Brig. Gen. Samuel H. Kelsey|
|April 1, 1905 - March 31, 1909||Brig. Gen. James W. F. Hughes|
|April 1, 1909 - September 30, 1917||Maj. Gen. Charles I. Martin|
|October 1, 1917 - January 27, 1919||Brig. Gen. Charles S. Huffman|
|January 27, 1919 - January 11, 1923||Brig. Gen. Charles I. Martin|
|January 11, 1923 - February 10, 1925||Brig. Gen. R. Neill Rahn|
|February 10, 1925 - April 27, 1951||Brig. Gen. Milton R. McLean|
|April 21, 1951 - December 31, 1972||Lt. Gen. Joe Nickell|
|January 1, 1973 - September 30, 1980||Maj. Gen. Edward R. Fry|
|October 1, 1980 - October 17, 1987||Maj. Gen. Ralph T. Tice|
|October 18, 1987 - November 30, 1990||Maj. Gen. Philip B. Finley|
|December 1, 1990 - February 10, 1999||Maj. Gen. James F. Rueger|
|February 10, 1999 - October 31, 2003||Maj. Gen. Gregory B. Gardner|
|January 5, 2004 - January 8, 2011||Maj. Gen. Tod M. Bunting|
|January 28, 2011 – Present||Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli|
- Article 8, Kansas Constitution
- 2013 Annual Report Kansas Adjutant General's Department
- References used
- "2013 Annual Report Kansas Adjutant General's Department" (pdf). Kansas Adjutant General's Department. State of Kansas. Retrieved 18 July 2014.