Saturday, December 7, 2013
James D. Campbell was promoted to the rank of brigadier general by Gov. Paul LePage on Sept. 7 at the State House in Augusta. Campbell is the 40th adjutant general of the Maine National Guard and commissioner of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management. He joined the Maine Army National Guard in 1995 after nine years of active duty service. He most recently served as the deputy chief of operational plans at the U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla. He has received several honors and decorations for his service. Campbell graduated from Colby College and has a master's degree in European history and a Ph.D in British history from the University of Maine.
Retired Maj. Gen. Bill Libby of Waterville, formerly the adjutant general of Maine, was recognized by the country of Montenegro for his leadership and efforts in establishing a State Partnership Program between Maine and Montenegro. The Montenegrin Flag Medal to Libby was presented to Libby in a ceremony at Camp Keyes, Augusta.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Heather M. Boutin graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Boutin is the daughter of Christine Boutin of Steep Falls, and granddaughter of Roseanne Boutin of Waterville. She is a 2010 graduate of Bonny Eagle High School.
The Maine Army National Guard has announced the August promotion to the rank specified for these soldiers:
2Lt Adam Bilodeau, Saco, 251st Engineer Company (Sapper);
Spc. Danielle Dineen, Leeds, 152 Maintenance Company (HV)(GS);
Spc. Michael Freeman, Lisbon, 152 Maintenance Company (HV)(GS);
Pfc. Brian Griffin, Scarborough, Detachment 1, 136th Engineer Company;
Spc. John Hobbs II, Portland, 251st Engineer Company (Sapper);
Spc. Kane Lapid Isiah, Portland, 133rd Forward Support Company;
Pfc. Brent Ouellette, Lewiston, 251st Engineer Company (Sapper);
Sgt. Michael Penfold, Yarmouth, 262nd Engineer Company;
Spc. Lindsey Poitras, Gorham, Detachment 1, 262nd Engineer Company;
Spc. Nathan Prince, Portland, 251st Engineer Company (Sapper);
Sgt. First Class Jon Robichaud, Jay, 262nd Engineer Company;
Sgt. Rachael Robinson, West Paris, Detachment 1, 136th Engineer Company;
Spc. Jason Rowe Sr., Hartford, 136th Engineer Company;
CW2 Robert Salvato Jr., Livermore Falls, 152 Maintenance Company (HV)(GS);
Pfc. Jeffery Waters, Limerick, 251st Engineer Company (Sapper);
Maj. Stacey York, Mechanic Falls, Mearng Med Det.
Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association, New England Chapter (NCVA-NE), fall mini-reunion Oct. 12 to 14 at Schoodic Education and Research Center, Winter Harbor. For more information and registration information, call Larry Peterson at 963-2018 or visit ncva-ne.org.