Adjutant General of Massachusetts

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Adjutant General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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Incumbent
Major General Gary W. Keefe

since May 2016
Website Massachusetts National Guard: The Adjutant General

The Adjutant General of Massachusetts is the highest-ranking military official in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is subordinate to the Governor of Massachusetts. The Adjutant General is a member of the Governor's Cabinet and advises the Governor on military and emergency management matters.

Duties[edit]

The Adjutant General is the principal military advisor to the Governor and is also responsible for the organization, training and supervision of the Massachusetts National Guard and the Massachusetts State Defense Force.

List of Adjutants General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts[edit]

Term Name
13 Mar 1778 - 2 Mar 1782 Peleg Wadsworth
2 Mar 1782 - 11 Dec 1785 Ebenezer Bridge
11 Dec 1785 - 3 Apr 1788 Israel Keith
3 Apr 1788 - 15 Feb 1813 William Donnison
22 Feb 1813 - 1 Jun 1816 John Brooks
17 Jun 1816 - 9 Jan 1818 Ebenezer Mattoon
3 Feb - 12 Jun 1818 Fitch Hall
12 Jun 1818 - 5 Feb 1835 William H. Sumner
5 Feb 1835 - 6 Mar 1843 Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn
16 Mar 1843 - 17 Mar 1844 Joseph E. Boyd
22 Mar 1844 - 15 Jan 1848 Henry K. Oliver
15 Jan 1848 – 6 May 1851 George H. Devereaux
6 May 1851 - 2 Apr 1860 Ebenezer W. Stone
2 Apr 1860 - 17 Dec 1866 William Schouler
17 Dec 1866 – 14 Jan 1879 James A. Cunningham
14 Jan 1879 - 4 Jan 1883 A. Hun Berry
4 Jan 1883 - 5 Jan 1905 Samuel Dalton
5 Jan 1905 - 4 Jan 1906 William Stopford
4 Jan 1906 - 15 Mar 1907 James A. Frye
15 Mar 1907 - 1 Jan 1908 James P. Parker
5 Jan 1911 - 1 May 1914 Gardner W. Pearson
2–27 May 1914 William S. Simmons (acting)
28 May 1914 - 5 Aug 1916 Charles H. Cole
6 Aug 1916 - 16 Mar 1917 Gardner W. Pearson
17 Mar - 24 Jul 1917 E. Leroy Sweetser (acting)
25 Jul 1917 – 8 Jan 1931 Jesse F. Stevens
9 Jan 1931 – 2 Jan 1935 John H. Agnew
3 Jan 1935 - 6 Jan 1937 Willian I. Rose
7 Jan 1937 – 4 Jan 1939 Charles H. Cole
5 Jan 1939 – 30 Jun 1942 Edgar C. Erickson
1 Jul 1942 – 12 Apr 1943 John H. Sherburne
13 Apr 1943 – 7 May 1946 William J. Keville
1946 - 1961 William H. Harrison Jr.
1961 - 1964 Thomas J. Donnelly
1964 – 1969 Joseph M. Ambrose
1969 - 1972 Timothy J. Regan, Jr.
1972 - 1982 Vahan Vartanian
1982 – 1987 Anthony C. Spadorcia
1987 - 1993 Wayne F. Wagner
1993 – 1999 Raymond A. Vezina
1999 - 2005 George W. Keefe (ANG)
2005 - 2007 Oliver J. Mason, Jr.
2007 – 2012 Joseph C. Carter
2012 - 2016 L. Scott Rice (ANG)
2016 - Present Gary W. Keefe (ANG)

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