Hugh T. Broomall

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Hugh T. Broomall
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Major General Hugh T. Broomall
Born (1948-08-18) August 18, 1948 (age 70)
Wilmington, Delaware
Allegiance  United States

 United States Air Force

Delaware Air National Guard
Years of service 1967–2012

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Rank flag of a major general in the United States Air Force

Major General Hugh T. Broomall served as the Special Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard. He was responsible for strategy development, state and federal liaison, inter-agency coordination and special studies supporting the one hundred and six thousand Air National Guard members nationwide.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Broomall was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on 18 August 1948. He graduated from Salesianum School in 1966. He attended Delaware Technical and Community College and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Wilmington University in 1985. He went on to earn a Master's Degree in both Human Resources and Public Administration from Wilmington University in 1996. Broomall attended the United States Army War College in 1999.[1] He then went on to earn his doctorate in 2015 from Wilmington University.

Military career[edit]

In March 1967, he completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas. Broomall received Air Force Administrative Specialist training in Amarillo AFB, Texas, and then returned to the Delaware Air National Guard performing administrative duties for the 166th Maintenance Squadron as a technician. In 1971 he attended the Air Force Communications Operations Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas, and accepted the position of Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the 166th Communications Flight.[1]

In November 1974, Broomall was commissioned as a second lieutenant through the Academy of Military Science at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee. In April 1975 he completed the Air Force Basic Survival Course, Fairchild AFB, Washington. In July 1975 he completed the Department of Defense Armed Forces Air Intelligence Officer Course at Lowry AFB, Colorado and returned as the Air Intelligence Officer. During this tour he completed education in Air Force Intelligence Service, Soviet Military Power Training, Washington, D.C.; United States Air Force Tactical Air Warfare Training, Battle Staff Management, United States Air Force Special Operations School and Latin American Orientation at Hurlburt Field, Florida. Broomall completed Squadron Officer School in 1977, Air Command and Staff College in 1982, National Security Management Course, National Defense University, Washington, D.C. in 1985. From May 1990 to October 1992 he was the Deputy Commander for Support, 166th Tactical Airlift Group. Between assignments he was the Commander 166th Support Group from October 1992 to October 2000. During his tenure he completed courses in administration at the Office of Personnel Management.[1]

From January to November 1997, Broomall served in the Congressional Fellowship Program to the U.S. Senator William V. Roth, Jr. As a congressional fellow he served as a primary military staff officer supporting the United States Senate North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Observer Group. He graduated from the U.S. Army War College, Resident Course, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania in 1999. In October 2000, he was appointed the United States Property and Fiscal Officer for the Delaware National Guard.[1]

From May 2004 to August 2010, Broomall served as Assistant Adjutant General-Air, Delaware National Guard. In 2009 he attended the Senior Executive Seminar, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany and the Senior Executives in National and International Security program at the Harvard Kennedy School.[1]

Since August 2010, Broomall has simultaneously served as Special Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard, Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard, and Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force.[1]

Promotion to Major General[edit]

Broomall was promoted to Major General on September 18, 2010.[2] He was the first general officer in the Delaware Air National Guard who was non-prior active duty military service and one of the few to emerge from the enlisted ranks.[3]

Thesis and dissertation[edit]

Broomall's thesis at the United States Army War College was Integration of the National Guard into the Total Force. His dissertation at Wilmington University was "National Guard Officer Leadership Development in the Post 9-11 Era."


Broomall and his wife Christy are residents of Newark, Delaware.[1]

Broomall's family, wife Christy, mother, two granddaughters, daughter, sister-in-law, brother, nephew, two sons and daughter-in-law taken during his promotion to Brigadier General on 7 Nov. 2004


In 2011, Maj. Gen. Broomall was inducted into the Salesianum School Alumni Hall of Fame.[3]

Dates of rank[edit]

Insignia Rank Dates
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Second Lieutenant 21 Nov 1974
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First Lieutenant 13 Mar 1977
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Captain 20 May 1979
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Major 7 Jun 1983
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Lieutenant Colonel 20 Jun 1990
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Colonel 30 Jul 1999
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Brigadier General 8 Oct 2004
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Major General 15 Aug 2010

Awards and decorations[edit]

Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Silver oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Longevity Service Award with one silver and four bronze oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with gold and bronze hourglass devices
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Training Ribbon with oak leaf cluster
Delaware National Guard
Conspicuous Service Cross with three award stars
Distinguished Service Medal
Medal for Military Merit with award numeral 5
National Defense Service Ribbon with award numeral 2
Medal for Service in Aid to Civil Authority with award numeral 5

External links[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Major General Hugh T. Broomall". Delaware Air National Guard, 166th Airlift Wing. October 2010. Retrieved May 7, 2012.
  2. ^ Matwey, Tech. Sgt. Benjamin (September 16, 2010). "Saturday ceremony for Delaware Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Hugh T. Broomall promotion to rank of major general, and announcement of new position at National Guard Bureau" (Press release). Delaware Air National Guard 166th Airlift Wing. Retrieved May 7, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Staff (2011). "Salesianum inducting five grads into hall of fame". The Dialog. Wilmington, Delaware: The Catholic Diocese Of Wilmington. Retrieved May 7, 2012.