Leadership Delaware National Guard

Adjutants General of the State of Delaware

John Stockton                                          1797-1800
Samuel White                                            1803-1808
Jesse Green                                                1808-1814
John Mitchell                                             1814-1814
Robert Dill                                                 1814-1814
Cornelius P. Comegys                               1814-1816
William Hill Wells                                      1816-1820
James Rogers                                              1820-1827
William Green                                            1827-1833
Thomas Stockton                                       1833-1833
John McClung                                           1833-
MG Henry DuPont                                    1846-1861
George Davis                                             1862-1862
Mark G. Lofland                                        1862-1863
S. M. Harrington, Jr.                                 1863-1863
BG Edward D. Porter                                1863-1875
William Reynolds                                      1875-1877
William S. McCaulley                                1877-1879
James Parke Postles                                   1879-1887
BG Richard R. Kenney                              1887-1891
BG Garrett J. Hart                                    1891-1895
Samuel A. MacAllister                               1895-1895
BG Garrett J. Hart                                     1895-1901
BG I. Pusey Wickersham                          1901-1920
J. Austin Ellison                                        1920-1931
BG Weller E. Stover                                  1931-1940
BG William Berl Jr.                                   1940-1941
Paul R. Rinard                                          1941-1950
MG Joseph J. Scannell                              1950-1969
Maj Gen Clarence E. Atkinson                 1969-1977
MG Francis A. Ianni                                1977-1981
MG Joseph M. Lank                                 1981-1989
MG Arthur V. Episcopo                           1989-1993
MG George Kenneth Hastings                1993-1999
MG Francis D. Vavala                        February 1999 –


Assistant Adjutants General for Army

BG Albert W. Adams                        1969-1975
COL Paul J. Gallagher                      1975-1981
BG Charles R. Painter                       1981-1983
BG Oscar E. Trivits                           1984-1989
BG George K. Hastings                    1990-1993
BG Francis D. Vavala                        !993-1999
BG Ronald B. Stewart                       1999-2006
BG Terry L. Wiley                             2006-2010
BG Scott E. Chambers                       2010-

Army Chief Warrant Officers

CW5 Major Travers                           1999-2003
CW5 Roger Perry                               2003-2006
CW5 Dennis D. Jester                        2007-2008
CW5 Freddie A. Rios                          2008-2010
CW5 John M. Turner                         2010-

Army Command Sergeant Majors

CSM Gilbert S. Patterson Jr.                 1964-1981
CSM William A. Sharpe                        1981-1990
CSM William L. Phillips                        1990-1994
CSM Kenneth F. Sutton                        1994-1999
CSM James C. Vavala                            1999-2006
CSM Paul Breeding                               2006-2009
CSM Rosemarie H. Williams                  2009-

Other Recent Delaware General Officers
Army

Brigadier General Reid K Beveridge  (Retired)
Major General William Duncan, M.D. (Retired)
Brigadier General James J Dougherty Jr. (Retired)
Major General Henry C McCann  

Assistant Adjutants General for Air

Brig Gen William Spruance               1956-1975
Brig Gen Ralph A. Skowron             1975-1989
Brig Gen Carl T. Butterworth           1989-1990
Brig Gen Hugh P. Goettel                 1990-1992
Brig Gen James L. Pierce                    1992-1995
Col James V. Dugar                           1995-2000
Brig Gen Thomas Lauppe                  2000-2001
Brig Gen Jon D. Jacobs                      2001-2004
Brig Gen Hugh T. Broomall              2004-2010
Brig Gen John Wayne Merritt           2010-2012
Brig Gen Carol Timmons                  2012

Air National Guard Senior Enlisted Advisors
CMSgt William L. Godwin                  1980-1982
CMSgt Vincent L. Riley                       1982-1984
CMSgt Clark D. Weber                        1984-1988
CMSgt Stanley A. Marzec                    1988-1991
CMSgt Emedio (Tony) A. Nardone     1991-1994
CMSgt C. Allen Walls                          1994-1996
CMSgt Joan Holder                             1996-2000* (served as SEA and CCM)

State Command Chiefs
CMSgt William Blest                         2000-2001
CMSgt Daniel Young                        2001-2007
CMSgt Holly A. Morris                        2007-

*(Nov 1998 changed from Senior Enlisted Advisor to Command Chief Master Sergeant and new
chevrons introduced)

166 Airlift Wing SEA/CCM

CMSgt Melvin M. "Sonny" Gershman     1996-1999 (served as SEA and CCM)**
CMSgt Donald M. Goldstein                     1999-2001
CMSgt William G. Blest                              2001-2002
CMSgt John A. Jaskewich                           2002-2006
CMSgt Lynn M. Davis                        2006-Present

**DE ANG appointed only one SEA/CCM – the State Command CMSgt until 1996, when the first
Wing CCM was appointed to create two sitting CCMs in the DE ANG.


Other Recent General Officers
Air

Brigadier General Chaplain George C Allen II (Retired)
Brigadier General Frank NMI Pontelandolfo Jr (Retired)
Brigadier General Harry Staulcup
Brigadier General Ernest G Talbert  (Retired)
Brigadier General Thomas A Thomas Jr.
Brigadier General Bruce Thompson  
Brigadier General Hugh P. Goettel

Air Commanders: DE Air National Guard, 142nd Sqdn., 166th Group/Wing

Lt Col Wallace A. Cameron                        1946-1947
Major
Presson S Shane                               1947-1948
Lt Col
J. Ross Adams                                  1948-1951
Lt Col
David F. McCallister                        1951-1956
Lt Col
Clarence E. Atkinson                       1956-1961
Colonel Clarence E. Atkinson                    1962-1968
Colonel Robert L. Fuller                             1968-1972
Colonel Charles R. Skinner                         1968-1972
Colonel William F. Hutchison                    1972-1983
Colonel Judson E. Wooding                       1983-1988
Colonel James V. Dugar                              1988-1995
Colonel Jon D. Jacobs                                 1995-2001
Colonel Bruce Thompson
Colonel Ernest G. Talbert
Colonel Jon H. Groff                                 
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