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Lt. General Winglass Sworn In as Labor Commissioner
June 3, 2011
For Immediate Release: Friday, June 03, 2011
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531
Augusta, Maine – Governor Paul LePage administered the oath today to Lt. General Robert J. Winglass (Ret.). Lt. General Winglass was endorsed by the Maine Senate Friday by a vote of 32-1.
Lt. General Winglass graduated from Springfield College, where he earned a B.S. degree in Education; and holds an M.S. degree in International Affairs from George Washington University. Lt. General Winglass joined the Marine Corps upon graduating college and eventually became Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters Marine Corps Washington, D.C. His decoration and awards are extensive which include the Distinguished Service Medal and Meritorious Service Medal.
Lt. General Winglass retired in 1992 and was elected to the Maine House of Representatives where he served for four years as a member of the transportation committee and health and human services committee. He subsequently was employed by the IBM Corporation as the Director of the Strategic Business Relationships Team in the Software Division.
During an appointment review Thursday by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development committee members voted 11-2 in favor of the Governor’s selection of Lt. General Winglass.