Major General Daniel R. Hokanson is The Adjutant General, Oregon. He is responsible for providing the State of Oregon and the United States with a ready force of Citizen Soldiers and Airmen, equipped and trained to respond to any contingency, natural or manmade. He directs, manages and supervises the administration, discipline, organization, training and mobilization of the Oregon National Guard, the Office of Oregon Emergency Management and the Oregon State Defense Force. He is also assigned as the governor’s Homeland Security Advisor. General Hokanson develops and coordinates all policies, plans and programs of the Oregon National Guard in concert with the governor and legislature of the state.
Major General Hokanson graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1986 and served on active duty in Air Cavalry, Attack Helicopter and Aircraft Test organizations prior to joining the Oregon National Guard. He has commanded at the company, battalion and brigade combat team levels, as well as an Army Aviation Support Facility. General Hokanson is joint qualified with service on the National Guard Bureau Joint Staff, a forward deployed Combined Joint Task Force, a Bi-National Command and Combatant Command. His combat deployments include Operations Just Cause, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He commanded the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Iraq and served as Chief of Staff for Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix in Afghanistan. General Hokanson was also a member of the United States World Helicopter Team and founded the National Guard's first Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic (MAST) and Military Air Rescue Team (MART) program where he commanded nearly 100 air rescue and fire fighting missions throughout the Pacific Northwest.