January 3, 2018
Adjutant General Farnham Promoted to Major General
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531
AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage today presided over the promotion of Maine's Adjutant General Douglas Farnham from brigadier general to major general. General Farnham also serves as the Commissioner of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management.
“I am pleased to recognize General Farnham during this promotion ceremony," stated Governor LePage. "Having earned his well-deserved second star as major general, he is Maine's highest-ranking reserve component officer, leading 3,000 of Maine’s National Guard Airmen and Soldiers.”
General Farnham was appointed Adjutant General on December 29, 2015 and unanimously confirmed by the senate on January 17, 2016. He was promoted to brigadier general on January 21, 2016, and is responsible for managing the activities of Maine’s Army and Air National Guard, Maine Veterans’ Services and Maine Emergency Management Agency.
General Farnham joined the Maine Air National Guard in 1991. He has served in various operations and command positions in the 101st Air Refueling Wing. He also deployed as United States Central Command Deputy Director of Mobility Forces. Prior to assuming his current position, General Farnham commanded the 101st Air Refueling Wing in the Maine Air National Guard.