|Michael D. Dubie|
Lt Gen Michael D. Dubie
March 25, 1960 |
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1981–2015|
|Unit||United States Northern Command|
|Commands held||B Flight, 134th Fighter Squadron
158th Operations Support Flight
447th Air Expeditionary Group
Vermont National Guard
|Battles/wars||Operation Iraqi Freedom|
|Awards||Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
|Relations||Brian Dubie, brother|
|Other work||Commercial airline pilot, Northwest Airlines
Corporate executive, Revision Military
Michael D. Dubie (born March 25, 1960) is a retired United States Air Force officer who attained the rank of Lieutenant General while serving as the Deputy Commander of United States Northern Command from 2012 to 2015. From 2006 to 2012 he was Adjutant General of the State of Vermont, serving as the senior uniformed officer in the state responsible for the organization, training and equipage of the 4,000 members of the Vermont Army and Air National Guard. As Adjutant General, he also served as inspector general, quartermaster general and head of the State Military Department, including Veterans Affairs.
Michael David Dubie was born in Burlington, Vermont on March 25, 1960. He is a 1978 graduate of Essex High School in Essex Junction, Vermont. Dubie graduated from the University of Vermont in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
He began his military career in 1979 at the University of Vermont (ROTC) and simultaneously joined the 150th Aviation Battalion in the Vermont Army National Guard. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1981 and later transferred to the Vermont Air National Guard.
General Dubie held a variety of command, supervisory and staff positions at the 158th Fighter Wing and Vermont State Headquarters and served as the assistant adjutant general responsible for the Vermont Joint Staff and Joint Force Headquarters. He began as a Second Lieutenant in 1981 and was promoted through the ranks to Major General in 2007.
Additionally, General Dubie commanded the 447th Air Expeditionary Group at the Baghdad International Airport and served as Director of Staff for the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Balad Air Base, Iraq. General Dubie is a command pilot with over 2,000 hours of military flying, the majority in the F-16.
Later military career
Dubie became Adjutant General in 2006, winning the legislative election to succeed Martha Rainville, who retired to run for the United States House of Representatives. Dubie won election to a full term in 2007, and was reelected in 2009 and 2011. (In Vermont, the Adjutant General is elected for a two-year term by a secret ballot of the Vermont General Assembly.)
In 2010 Dubie became President of the Adjutants General Association of the United States.
Also in 2011 General Dubie oversaw the Vermont National Guard's participation in the recovery following Hurricane Irene. This effort included providing emergency food and water, aiding individuals flooded out of their homes to move to temporary shelter, and assisting in debris removal and reconstructing roads and bridges.
In May, 2012 General Dubie was nominated to succeed Frank J. Grass as Deputy Commander of the United States Northern Command and recommended for promotion to Lieutenant General. Later that month his promotion and appointment were confirmed by the United States Senate.
Dubie was formally promoted to Lieutenant General in a ceremony on August 14, 2012. His stars were pinned on by his wife and Lieutenant General Harry Wyatt, the Director of the Air National Guard.
In July 2015 Dubie completed his assignment at NORTHCOM and returned to Vermont, where he performed administrative duties and out processing in anticipation of retiring in September. Major General Daniel R. Hokanson, the Adjutant General of Oregon, was announced as Dubie's successor at NORTHCOM.
In November 2015, Dubie joined Revision Military, a Vermont-based maker of military eye wear and other tactical gear, as head of the company's technology subsidiary, which conducts research and development of advanced manufacturing materials for use in protective equipment.
- 1982 Bachelor of Arts, Economics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
- 1995 Air Command and Staff College, correspondence program
- 1998 Air War College, in-residence program, (Award Recipient) Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
- 1999 Master of Arts Degree, International Relations, Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont
- 2003 Senior Executives in National and International Security, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Awards and decorations
|US Air Force Command Pilot Badge|
|North American Aerospace Defense Command Badge|
|United States Northern Command Badge|
- Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society, Baptism & Burial Repertoire, Holy Family Catholic Church, Essex Jct., Vermont, 1893-1997, 2006, page 123
- Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008, entry for Michael David Dubie
- Degree Recipient, Michael D. Dubie, Doctor of Laws Retrieved April 11, 2012.
- UMD Global Conference, Speaker's biography, Michael D. Dubie, 2011
- Times Argus, Michael Dubie Tapped to Lead Vermont Guard, March 1, 2006
- National Guard Bureau, Biography, Michael D. Dubie, accessed August 3, 2012.
- Norman Runnion, Randolph Herald, March 2, 2006
- Vermont Emergency Management Agency, Annex O, Vermont Emergency Management Plan, 2011, page 1
- University of Vermont, Honorary Degree Recipient biography, 2012 commencement program, accessed May 19, 2012
- Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill, National Guard Bureau, 1,600 National Guard Members Continue Hurricane Irene Recovery Operations, September 7, 2011
- Army Times, Vt. Guard chief nominated to USNORTHCOM job, by Associated Press, May 10, 2012
- WCAX-TV, Maj. Gen. Dubie promotion confirmed by U.S. Senate, May 24, 2012
- Sam Hemingway, Vermont National Guard leader Dubie confirmed for national defense post, Burlington Free Press, May 25, 2012
- Sam Hemingway, Burlington Free Press, Stepping Down This Week, Guard Commander Dubie Looks Back on His Service, Burlington Free Press July 31, 2012
- Melissa Sheketoff, Gen. Dubie Says Farewell to Vt. Guard, WCAX-TV, August 2, 2012
- Matt Sutkoski, A Day of Change at the Vermont Guard, Burlington Free Press, August 3, 2012
- The National Guard, Video, Michael Dubie promotion Ceremony, August 15, 2012
- Perron, Darron (July 31, 2015). "Gen. Michael Dubie reflects on his career". WCAX-TV. Burlington, VT.
- Wong, Peter (July 31, 2015). "Gen. Hokanson Leaves Oregon Post for U.S. Northern Command". Portland Tribune. Portland, OR.
- "Lt. Gen. Michael Dubie Retires". WCAX-TV. Burlington, VT. October 2, 2015.
- "Gen. Dubie to work for Revision". WCAX-TV. Burlington, VT. November 9, 2015.
- Jason Starr, Brian Dubie seeks state's top office, The Essex Reporter, July 26, 2010
- Vermont Public Radio, Dubie Retires From Air Force, June 4, 2012
- WCAX-TV, Melissa Jenkins receives posthumous degree, by Keith McGilvery, May 14, 2012
- University of Vermont, list of Honorary Degree Recipients, 2011 Commencement, accessed May 19, 2012
- Stadnyk, Jennifer (July 14, 2015). "New NORAD Deputy Commander Hosts Canada Day in Colorado Springs". Royal Canadian Air Force. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Michael D. Dubie.|
- Michael D. Dubie at United States Air Force Senior Leader Biographies
- "Head Of Vt. Guard Targeted By Facebook Scam". Vermont Public Radio. February 15, 2011.
- Runnion, Norman (March 2, 2006). "Dubie Brothers Are a Hit At Statehouse". The Herald of Randolph, VT.
- Odum (April 9, 2006). "Dubie II Wastes no Time Getting Political". Green Mountain Daily.
|Vermont Adjutant General
Thomas E. Drew
Frank J. Grass
|Deputy Commander of United States Northern Command
Daniel R. Hokanson