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THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF KANSAS

Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli 

Major General David Weishaar

Major General David A. Weishaar became the adjutant general on April 1, 2020.

As the adjutant general, Major General Weishaar oversees the activities of the Adjutant General’s Department. This includes providing personnel administration and training guidance for more than 7,700 soldiers and airmen in the Kansas Army and Air National Guard. As the director of Kansas Emergency Management, a division of the Department, he is guiding a small professional core of personnel that prepare for and respond to disasters. In addition to the part-time soldiers and airmen, the Department he leads includes about 2,300 full-time State and Federal employees. Additionally, 105 county emergency managers and their staff receive guidance and training through the Department. Major General Weishaar is also the Director of Kansas Homeland Security, where he works to ensure security in the state is a top priority. For budgetary and administrative purposes, he is responsible for the Civil Air Patrol.

Weishaar joined the Air Force in 1981 as an aircraft maintenance specialist. In 1985, he enlisted in the Kansas Air National Guard, holding various positions in the aircraft maintenance arena, rising from the lowest enlisted rank of E-1 airman basic to E-8 senior master sergeant. In 1996, he was commissioned a second lieutenant after graduating as a Distinguished Graduate from the Air National Guard’s Academy of Military Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

As an officer, Weishaar held several positions, including commander of the 184th Communications Flight, commander of the 127th Command and Control Squadron, commander of the 299th Network Operations Security Squadron, commander of the 184th Wing’s Mission Support Group, and Wing Commander of the 184th Wing. In May 2018, he was selected as the assistant adjutant general – Air, Kansas Air National Guard.  In July 2019 he became the Director of the Joint Staff, Kansas National Guard.

Weishaar has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from Friends University. He is a graduate of Air Command and Staff College, Air War College, Joint Combined Warfighter School and numerous other civilian and military courses.

His awards include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Global War of Terrorism Medal and the Kansas National Guard Meritorious Service Ribbon with oak leaf cluster.

 

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