Maine Army National Guard Leadership

The Adjutant General — Brigadier General James D. Campbell

Photo of Maine National Guard Adjutant General, BG James Campbell

Brigadier General James D. Campbell assumed duties as the 39th Adjutant General of the Maine National Guard & Commissioner of the Maine Department of Defense, Veterans, and Emergency Management on August 11, 2012.

General Campbell was commissioned as a Regular Army Infantry Officer through the University of Maine ROTC program upon graduation from Colby College in 1986. General Campbell was the Officer Distinguished Honor Graduate of his US Army Ranger School class, and then served in several Infantry command and staff positions in Hawaii, Germany and in the Continental United States.  General Campbell left the Regular Army and joined the Maine Army National Guard in 1995.  He served as an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) officer for over 16 years.   

After joining the Maine Army National Guard, General Campbell served in a variety of assignments, including as a battalion and brigade Operations Officer (S3), and commander of the 11th Civil Support Team (WMD) from 2003 to 2005.  He subsequently served as a senior plans officer for the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan.

In 2007, General Campbell was assigned as the Deputy Director of Operations for the Maine Army National Guard, and then served as Brigade Executive Officer at the 52d Troop Command.  In 2011 he was selected to serve as the Deputy Chief, Operations Plans Division, US Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.  General Campbell is an Army Strategic Plans and Policy Officer.

Command Chief Warrant Officer — Chief Warrant Officer Five Darrell A. Stevens

Photo of MEARNG Command Chief Warrant Officer, CW5 Darrell Stevens

Chief Warrant Officer Five Darrell A. Stevens was appointed as the Command Chief Warrant Officer (CCWO) of the Maine Army National Guard on 1 April 2008 by Major General John W. Libby, Adjutant General for Maine. As the CCWO, he serves under the general direction of The Adjutant General (TAG) to address warrant officer management, education, development and to improve the strength management of the Warrant Officer Corps. He serves as warrant officer advisor to TAG and as a member of TAG's primary staff.

Born in Portland, Maine, CW5 Stevens enlisted in the Army in June of 1980 as an aircraft mechanic. His assignments included Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Camp Casey, Korea; and Ft. Devens, Massachusetts. Upon completion of a six year Active duty tour, CW5 Stevens enlisted in the Maine Army National Guard as a Utility Helicopter mechanic in the 112th Medical Company "Air Ambulance" and attained the rank of SGT/E-5.

He was selected in 1987 to attend the Initial Entry rotary course and was appointed as a warrant officer aviator after completing the UH-1 (Huey) pilot track in June 1988. Units of assignment include the following: 112th Medical CO. (AA), C CO 1/137th AVN, DET 14 OSACOM, Counterdrug Recon Air Interdiction Detachment and Joint Forces Head Quarters.

CW5 Stevens is a graduate of a variety of military courses, including the Warrant officer senior staff, Warrant officer Staff, warrant officer aviation advance and basic course. In addition he completed the Fixed Wing multi-engine Qualification Course, Air Traffic Control operator course, OH-58 qualification and instructor pilot course, Mountain Qual. Course, Aviation Life support equipment technician course, Aviation Safety course, Medical Evacuation Doctrine course and RAID Qualification course.

CW5 Stevens is rated in the UH-1, OH-58, U-21 and C-12 aircraft with more than 4,500 flight hours. He is a graduate of St. Joseph's College of Maine with a BS in Business Management and a member of the National Guard Officers Association of Maine, the Military Officers Association of America and Army Aviation Association of America. He also serves as the Region One Vice Chairman for the National Warrant Officer Senior Advisory council.

State Command Sergeant Major — Command Sergeant Major
Richard L. Hannibal

Photo of MEARNG Command Sergeant Major, CSM Richard L. Hannibal

CSM Hannibal was born in Middleton, Massachusetts.  He attended Masconomet Regional High School and attended North Shore Community College. He has earned an Associate degree in Business Management, with a certificate in Homeland Security. CSM Hannibal is a 2006 graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.  He has also attended and completed over twenty other military leadership and specialty courses.

CSM Hannibal enlisted in the Active Army on 03 March 1983 as a combat engineer in the 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, NC.  After being deployed to Grenada in 1983, his tour brought him to the 101st Air Assault Division, Ft. Campbell, KY. He finished his Active duty enlistment July 1990 at the 10th Mountain Division, Ft. Drum, NY. He enlisted in the Massachusetts National Guard in 1991 with the 101st Engineers. In 1998 he transferred to Maine National Guard as a Platoon Sergeant with the 3/172nd Mountain Infantry Company. In October 2001, SFC Hannibal was the activated as the NCOIC under Operation Noble Eagle, Team Black Bear, for Military Support of the commercial Airports. He became the First Sergeant of the 240th Engineer Group in January 2002. In March 2005 he deployed to Afghanistan as an Embedded Training Team member, there he was assigned as the Brigade Command Sergeant Major for the 203rd Brigade. After his return in June 2006, he served as the Command Sergeant Major for the 133rd Engineer Battalion (Cbt) (Hv) until April, 2007. He was then asked to serve as the Brigade Command Sergeant Major of the 52nd Troop Command until December 2009. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from January 2010 working at the strategic development level with the International Joint Command Headquarters. He has served as the Command Sergeant Major for the 120th Regional Support Group and for the Recruiting and Retention Battalion. He is currently assigned as the State Command Sergeant Major.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal,  Meritorious Service Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal w/4 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal w/3 Clasp, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal w/ Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal w/Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/2 Bronze Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/M and Bronze Hour Glass Device, NCO Professional Development Ribbon w/Numeral 4 Device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon w/Numeral 2 Device, Combat Infantry Badge, Ranger and Sapper Tabs, Airborne and Air-Assault Wings, and the German Schuetzenschnur, (Gold), the Order of St. Maurice and the De Fluery award.

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