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Brigadier General Paul N. Loiselle

Brig. Gen. Paul N. Loiselle is the Assistant Adjutant General – Air, Puerto Rico National Guard, and the Commander of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard. He serves as the chief advisor to The Adjutant General on all matters pertaining to Air National Guard programs, policies, operations, management and command and control of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard. He also provides staff guidance and direction concerning Air National Guard personnel, administration, training, recruiting and retention, logistics, transportation, and budgetary matters. Brig. Gen Loiselle commands over 1,150 Puerto Rico Air National Guard airmen, serving at the 156th Wing and three geographically separated units, who operate a diverse set of missions across the Air Force portfolio. Furthermore, he serves as the Region II Chair for the Joint Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council for the National Guard.

General Loiselle is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and received his commission as a health services administrator in 1992. He subsequently became deputy commander of the 157th Medical Group in October 2005 and then commander in March 2009. Shortly thereafter, he deployed to Bagram Air Base as the senior medical liaison officer to all coalition hospitals in Afghanistan. General Loiselle also served as the chief of the Joint Staff and director of staff-air, New Hampshire Joint Force Headquarters, Concord, N.H. Afterwards, he served as the commander of the 157th Mission Support Group, where he was responsible for overseeing operations of the Civil Engineer Squadron, Security Forces Squadron, Force Support Squadron, Logistics Readiness Squadron, Communications Flight, and Contracting. Next, the general served as the New Hampshire Air National Guard KC-46 Conversion Chief, Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H. Prior to his current position, General Loiselle was the Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff for the Puerto Rico Air National Guard, Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.

EDUCATION
1984 Bachelor of Arts, Music, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb
1992 Master of Business Administration, University of New Hampshire, Durham
2006 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
2009 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2012 Joint Task Force Commander’s Course, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2013 Leadership in Emergency Management Course, Harvard Business School, Boston, Mass.
2014 Emergency Operations Management Directors Course, St. Paul, Minn.
2015 Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Level IV Course, McLean, Va.
2020 Homeland Protection Workshop, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, Mass., by correspondence
2022 Managing for Inclusion; Leveraging Diversity in the Workplace Certificate Program, Georgetown University

ASSIGNMENTS
1. October 1992 – March 2009, Health Services Administrator, 157th Medical Group, Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H.
2. March 2009 – September 2011, Commander, 157th Medical Group, Pease ANGB, N.H.
3. September 2011 – March 2014, Director of Staff – Air, N.H. Joint Force Headquarters, Concord, N.H.
4. March 2014 – October 2017, Commander, 157th Mission Support Group, Pease ANGB, N.H.
5. October 2017 – August 2018, Commander, 157th Mission Support Group/KC-46 Conversion Director, Pease ANGB, N.H.
6. August 2018 – April 2019, KC-46 Conversion Chief, N.H. Joint Force Headquarters, Concord, N.H.
7. April 2019 – September 2022, Chief of Staff, Puerto Rico Joint Force Headquarters, Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico
8. September 2022 – Present, Commander and Assistant Adjutant General – Air, Puerto Rico Air National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Army Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with eight oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze service star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with gold hourglass, "M" device and numeral 2
NATO Medal

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
National Guard Association of the United States Lifetime Member
National Guard Association of Puerto Rico
Military Officer’s Association

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant April 16, 1991
First Lieutenant April 16, 1994
Captain May 5, 1996
Major May 4, 2003
Lieutenant Colonel July 25, 2007
Colonel May 26, 2011
Brigadier General April 10, 2019

(Current as of October 2022)