Wisconsin National Guard
Seal of the Wisconsin National Guard
Active1848-Present
Country United States
Allegiance Wisconsin
TypeMilitia
Size7,198[1]
(Army National Guard)
1,944[1]
(Air National Guard)
HeadquartersMadison, WI
Commanders
Governor and Commander in ChiefTony Evers
Adjutant GeneralMajor 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.

Adjutant General

The Adjutant General is Major General Paul E. Knapp.[2] Knapp assumed command from interim Adjutants General Brigadier General Joane K. Mathews and Brigadier General Gary L. Ebben.[3] Ebben took command from Major General Donald P. Dunbar when Governor Tony Evers forced him to resign.[4] 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.[5] Major General Dunbar had been the state adjutant general since 2007.

Wisconsin National Guard soldiers and airmen have a long history of contributing to the U.S. military
Wisconsin National Guard soldiers and airmen have a long history of contributing to the U.S. military

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Reserve Forces Military by State". Governing. September 30, 2017. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "Major General Paul E. Knapp". Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
  3. ^ "Paul Knapp promoted to Major General when sworn in as commander of Wisconsin National Guard". Milwaukee Independent. March 8, 2020. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
  4. ^ Jones, Meg. "Donald Dunbar took over Wisconsin National Guard at height of Iraq, Afghan wars". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. USA Today Network. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  5. ^ "Brigadier General Gary L. Ebben". Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs. Retrieved January 15, 2020.