Wisconsin Army National Guard


Brig. Gen. David F. O’Donahue serves as the Deputy Adjutant General-Civil Support for the state of Wisconsin. He manages and directs the administration, coordination, planning, development, execution and supervision of all Joint Staff programs that prepare the state for contingency operations in either a federal or state emergency. He serves as the principal representative of the Joint Staff. Brig. Gen. O’Donahue oversees the operations and activities of the Joint Force Staff. He directs and oversees the development of long and short-term goals and plans for state joint force programs.

Brig. Gen. O’Donahue holds a Civil Engineering degree from Michigan Technological University, Houghton and a Master of Business Administration from Trident University International. His military education includes Joint Commanders Training Course, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the Army War College.

Brig. Gen. O’Donahue earned his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1987. He has served in a number of leadership positions within the Wisconsin Army National Guard including: brigade commander of the 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, chief of the Joint Staff, and battalion commander of the 724th Engineer Battalion. He has two combat deployments to Iraq, most recently as the battalion commander of the 724th Engineer Battalion, Iraq from 2010- 2011.

Brig. Gen. O ’Donahue’s military awards include: the Legion of Merit; the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster; Meritorious Service Medal, with three Bronze Leaf Clusters; and the Army Commendation Medal, with four Bronze Leaf Clusters along with other federal and state awards.

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