The Adjutant General for the State of Nevada. As Adjutant General, he is the senior uniformed Nevada National Guard officer responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, programs and plans affecting more than 4,000 Nevada Army and Air National Guard personnel. Appointed by the Governor, State of Nevada, the Adjutant General serves as the Governor’s principal adviser on all National Guard issues.
Commander Army Guard is the Commander of the more than 3,200 Soldiers in the Nevada Army Guard. The Nevada Army Guard includes two brigades, a recruiting and retention battalion, a medical detachment and Joint Force Headquarters.
As the state’s senior enlisted leader, he advises both The Adjutant General and the Commander of the Army Guard on all matters concerning enlisted Airmen, Soldiers and their family members. He advises senior leadership on a myriad of topics including: recruiting, retention, training, resiliency, family support, community events, education and employment for the state’s enlisted Airmen and Soldiers. He supports the directors of the Joint, Army and Air staffs with the management of the full time enlisted staff, including Active Guard and Reserve Soldiers and Airmen as well as military technicians.
Chief Master Sgt. James B. Lindsay is the State Command Chief for the Nevada Air National Guard. He is the principle advisor to the Adjutant General for all enlisted Air Guard issues and is responsible for matters influencing readiness, force development, health, morale and welfare for the more than 900 Airmen in the Nevada Guard and their families.
Brig. Gen. Michael Hanifan is the assistant adjutant general of the Nevada Army Guard and assists the Adjutant General with administrative tasks within the organization. He has been the assistant adjutant general since 2017. He previously served as the commander of the Nevada Army Guard.