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The Adjutant General, Oregon National Guard
MG DANIEL HOKANSON
The Adjutant General, Oregon 

Major General Daniel R. Hokanson 

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.
 
 
EDUCATION: 
1986 United States Military Academy, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace), West Point, New York
2000 Naval Postgraduate School, Master of Arts, International Security and Civil-Military Relations, Monterey, California
2001 United States Naval War College, Master of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies, Newport, Rhode Island
2006 Harvard University, Senior Service College, National Security Fellowship Program, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2011 National Defense University, CAPSTONE, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, District of Columbia
 
ASSIGNMENTS: 
1. July 1986 - July 1987, Student, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (Level C - Fort Bragg); Aviation Officer Basic Course; Air Assault School; Initial Entry Rotary Wing Flight Training (Aeroscout); Fort Rucker, Alabama
2. July 1987 - March 1988, Executive Officer, Troop B, 2nd Squadron (RECON), 9th Cavalry, 7th Infantry Division (LIGHT), Fort Ord, California
3. March 1988 - May 1989, Scout Platoon Leader, Troop B, 2nd Squadron (RECON), 9th Cavalry, 7th Infantry Division (LIGHT), Fort Ord, California and the Republic of Panama
4. May 1989 - August 1990, Flight Operations Officer and 3rd Infantry Brigade Aviation LNO, 2nd Squadron (RECON), 9th Cavalry, 7th Infantry Division (LIGHT), Fort Ord, California and the Republic of Panama
5. October 1990 - June 1991, Student, Aviation Officer Advanced Course and AH-64 Combat Aircraft Qualification Course, Fort Rucker, Alabama
6. June 1991 - October 1992, Assistant S3, 1st Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment (Attack), Apache Training Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas
7. October 1992 - June 1994, Commander, Company B, 1st Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment (Attack), 18th Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina
8. June 1994 - April 1995 Project Engineer, Aircraft Armament Test Division, Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona
9. July 1995 - October 1995, Control Group (Ready Reserve)
10. October 1995 - September 1996, Aide-de-Camp, Office of The Adjutant General, Oregon National Guard, Salem, Oregon
11. October 1996 - September 1997, Operations Officer, 641st Medical Battalion (EVAC), Oregon Army National Guard, Salem, Oregon
12. October 1997 - December 1998, Aviation Operations Officer, Oregon Army National Guard, Salem, Oregon
13. December 1998 - June 1999, Student, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
14. July 1999 - July 2000, Plans Analyst, Program Analysis and Evaluation Division, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Virginia
15. July 2000 - June 2001, Student, College of Naval Command and Staff, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island
16. June 2001 - June 2002, Executive Officer, 641st Medical Battalion (EVAC), Oregon Army National Guard, Salem, Oregon
17. June 2002 - June 2004, Deputy Director, Army Aviation, Headquarters State Area Regional Command, Oregon Army National Guard, Salem, Oregon
18. July 2004 - June 2005, Commander, 641st Medical Battalion (EVAC), Oregon Army National Guard, Salem, Oregon
19. July 2005 - July 2006, Student, Senior Service College Fellowship, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
20. August 2006 - July 2007, Chief of Staff, Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix V, Afghanistan
21. July 2007 - March 2008, Deputy Commander, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard, Portland, Oregon
22. March 2008 - July 2010, Commander, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Multi-National Corps - Iraq, and Oregon Army National Guard, Portland, Oregon
23. August 2010 - August 2012, Deputy Director, J5, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
24. August 2012 – July 2013, Director, Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5), National Guard Bureau, the Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia
25.  August 2013 – Present, The Adjutant General, Oregon, Joint Force Headquarters, Oregon National Guard, Salem, Oregon
 
FLIGHT INFORMATION:
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 2600; 57 Combat Hours
Aircraft Flown: AH-64, OH-58, TH-55, UH-1, UH-60
Pilot wings from: Fort Rucker, Alabama
 
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:  
Defense Superior Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Legion of Merit
Soldiers Medal
Bronze Star Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 2 Campaign Stars)
Iraq Campaign Medal (with 1 Campaign Star)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Bronze Hourglass, M Device and Numeral 2)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 2)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Army Meritorious Unit Commendation
Combat Action Badge
Master Army Aviator Badge
Air Assault Badge
Parachutist Badge