DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
Wisconsin National Guard
Wisconsin Emergency Management
Office of emergency communications
other key leaders

Department of Military Affairs

Governor Tony Evers

Commander in Chief

The Wisconsin Constitution designates the governor as the commander-in-chief of the Wisconsin National Guard. The department is directed by the adjutant general, who is appointed by the governor for a 5-year term and may serve successive terms. The governor also appoints the administrator of Wisconsin Emergency Management.

Maj. Gen. Paul E. Knapp

Adjutant General – Wisconsin

Maj. Gen. Paul E. Knapp is Wisconsin’s Adjutant General. He commands the Wisconsin National Guard and is responsible for Emergency Management. He also serves as Wisconsin’s Homeland Security Advisor, chairs the Homeland Security Council, and serves as the senior state official for cyber matters.

Wisconsin National Guard

Brig. Gen. Matthew J. Strub

Deputy Adjutant General – Army

Brig. Gen. David W. May

Deputy Adjutant General – Air

Brig. Gen. Timothy D. Covington

Deputy Adjutant General – Civil Support

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Troy Bittner

State Command Chief Warrant Officer

Command Sgt. Maj. Curtis Patrouille

State Command Sergeant Major, Army

Command Chief Master Sgt. Meredith C. Conn

State Command Chief, Air

Wisconsin Emergency Mangement

Greg Engle

Acting Administrator

Greg Engle

Director – Bureau of Planning & Preparedness

Katie Sommers

Director – Bureau of Administration

Paul Cooke

Director – Bureau of Response & Recovery

Wisconsin Office of Emergency Communications

Erik Viel

Director of Emergency Communications

Other Key Leaders

Adjutant General Staff

  • Executive Assistant – Ms. Leah Moore
  • Assistant Adjutant General for Readiness & Training – Brig. Gen. Robyn Blader
  • Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Adjutant General – Command Sgt. Maj. Georgett Hall
  • Inspector General – Col. Scott Sonsalla
  • Legislative Liaison – Bridget Esser
  • Director – Human Resources Office (Federal) – LTC G. David Brown Jr.
  • State Human Resources Manager – Stacie Meyer
  • Director of Public Affairs – Maj. Gretel Weiskopf
  • U.S. Property and Fiscal Officer – Col. Jelora Coman
  • State Budget and Finance Manager – Anna Oehler
  • Legal Counsel – Meg Vergeront
  • Staff Judge Advocate – Lt. Col. Douglas Moore
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
Wisconsin National Guard
Wisconsin Emergency Management
Office of emergency communications
other key leaders