12/06/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/06/2019 21:25
#2019-007 December 6, 2019
For Immediate Release
Hawaii Dept. of Defense welcomes newly promoted Hawaii Adjutant General
Honolulu, HI- A transfer of authority ceremony and a promotion ceremony was held this morning for Maj. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara, the newly appointed Hawaii Adjutant General. Hara was first promoted from Brig. Gen. to Maj. Gen., and then was transferred authority as Adjutant General from his predecessor, Maj. Gen. Arthur Joe Logan. Over a hundred people attended the ceremony at Washington Place, including Governor David Ige.
In 1987, General Hara received his commission as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry through the Hawaii Military Academy, Officer Candidate School, Hawaii Army National Guard. He has served in numerous positions of increased authority and responsibility, from 29th Infantry Brigade Commander and most recently as the Commander of the Hawaii Army National Guard. In addition to multiple federal mobilizations, he's also led Hawaii National Guard efforts on several recent state missions, including responses Hurricane Lane, Tropical Storm Olivia and the Kilauea volcanic eruption.
The former Hawaii Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Logan, has served five years in his leadership role with the State of Hawaii, Department of Defense and will now retire from the Hawaii Army National Guard next month.
MAJ (Ret) Jeff Hickman
Public Affairs Officer