Nominee for Adjutant General Withdraws his Name from Consideration

December 23, 2015

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Brig. General Gerard F. Bolduc informed Governor Paul R. LePage today that he has withdrawn his name from consideration as Maine’s next Adjutant General.

“Thank you very much for your nomination as the Adjutant General of the Maine Army National Guard and the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management,” stated Brig. Gen. Bolduc. “Upon further reflection, however, I withdraw my name from consideration. I am grateful for your support for the Maine National Guard and of my leadership over the past several months.”

“I’d like to thank General Bolduc for his willingness to consider the nomination and for serving as acting Adjutant General for the past nine months,” said Governor LePage. “A subsequent nominee for Adjutant General will be named in the coming months.”

The Adjutant General is the supreme military officer of the state and concurrently serves as Commissioner of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management (DVEM).