|Wisconsin National Guard|
(Army National Guard)
(Air National Guard)
|Governor and Commander in Chief||Tony Evers|
|Adjutant General||Major General (WI) Paul E. Knapp|
The Wisconsin National Guard consists of the Wisconsin Army National Guard and the Wisconsin Air National Guard. It is a part of the Government of Wisconsin under the control of the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs. The Wisconsin National Guard dates back to 1848 when it was commissioned by the State as the "Wisconsin State Militia". In 1879, the organization's name was changed to its current title.
The Adjutant General is Major General Paul E. Knapp. Knapp assumed command from interim Adjutants General Brigadier General Joane K. Mathews and Brigadier General Gary L. Ebben. Ebben took command from Major General Donald P. Dunbar when Governor Tony Evers forced him to resign. Prior to the change in command, Ebben was the Deputy Adjutant for the Wisconsin Air National Guard. He continued this role concurrently with the interim position. Major General Dunbar had been the state adjutant general since 2007.