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The Adjutant General, Oregon National Guard

General Alan R. Gronewold additional information

Upon graduating from flight training at Fort Rucker, Alabama in 1997, General Gronewold served in the 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea, as the Aviation Brigade Headquarters Company Executive Officer and later in the 2nd U.S. Cavalry Regiment in Fort Polk, Louisiana as an Assault Helicopter Platoon Leader and Squadron Logistics Officer. 12th Aviation Brigade in Germany for the next four years, serving in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM in 2003 as an Aviation Intermediate Maintenance (AVIM) Production Control Officer and later as an Aviation Maintenance Company Commander in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in 2005. In 2006, he joined the Oregon Army National Guard, was assigned as Commander, Army Aviation Support Facility in Pendleton and became CH-47 qualified. He served for three years as the 2-641 Aviation Battalion Executive Officer, serving again in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM in 2008-2009. General Gronewold served as Commander, 2nd Battalion, 641st Aviation Regiment from August 2014 through November 2016. He graduated from the U.S. Army War College in June 2018. From July 2018 until November 2019, he served as the Director of Aviation and Safety, as Commander 41 IBCT from November 2019 until October 2020 when he assumed command of the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade. He deployed the Brigade to the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility in support of Operations INHERENT RESOLVE and SPARTAN SHIELD in February 2021. After completing its mobilization to the Middle East in January 2022, 40th Combat Aviation Brigade won the AAAA Outstanding Unit of the Year award. In 2022, General Gronewold served as the Land Component Commander, Oregon Joint Force Headquarters, Salem OR, dual-hatted as ORARNG Chief of Staff. General Gronewold is the 32nd Adjutant General of Oregon.