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Commissioner Douglas Farnham: Priorities for Department of Defense, Veterans & Emergency Management


Maj. Gen. Douglas A. Farnham has served as Commissioner for the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management since 2016, and was re-appointed by Gov. Janet Mills in 2019.

Farnham also serves as the adjutant general, Maine National Guard.

Farnham will discuss his priorities, from the National Guard to veterans issues to how to deal with weather emergencies and other crises facing Maine.


Gen. Farnham, pilot, joined the Maine Air National in 1991, commanded the 101st Air Refueling Wing in the Maine Air National Guard before being appointed as adjutant general. He lives in Bangor.

Darren R. Woods (by phone), director, Aroostook County Emergency Management, fire chief, North Lakes Fire & Rescue


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