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Kansas Adjutants General

The position of Adjutant General was officially created April 23, 1861, with the rank of brigadier general. The rank was reduced to colonel on February 24, 1864, and then returned to brigadier general on May 1, 1901. On March 1, 1956, the rank was raised to major general, and on July 1, 1970, to lieutenant general, contingent upon 15 consecutive years of tenure, and as recommended by the governor and with consent of the senate.

The Adjutant General administers the joint federal-state program that is the Kansas Army and Air National Guard. Approximately 7,500 Guardsmen currently serve the state of Kansas.

Click an image below to learn more about each of Kansas’ Adjutants General.


36_Tafanelli 35_Bunting 34_Gardner 33_Rueger 32_Finley 31_Tice 30_Fry 29_Nickell

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28_McLean 27_Rahn 24_Martin 25_Huffman 24_Martin 23_Hughes 22_Kelsey 19_Fox 20_Allen 19_Fox 18_Davis 17_Artz 16_Roberts 14_Moonlight 13_Noble 12_Beman 11_Morris 10_Whittaker 09_Moorhouse 08_McAfee 07_Anderson 06_Holliday 05_Dudley 04_Chadwick

03_Allen 02_Mitchell 01_Strickler

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