Gen. Arthur W. Hinaman was promoted to his current rank in a ceremony
at the District of Columbia National Guard Armory on April 1. Maj. Gen.
R. Schwartz, commanding general, District of Columbia National Guard,
over the ceremony, which was attended by his fellow Capital
other military personnel, local political leaders and Hinaman's
has served as the commander, Land Component Command since October
In his current role, he is responsible for the overall readiness,
maintenance, and operational employment of the units assigned and
to the District of Columbia Army National Guard.
will continue his focus on the Soldiers of the D.C. National Guard, which
dedicated to supporting the Nation's Capital.
a speech laced with humor and emotion, the newest general officer in the
National Guard thanked the hundreds of military personnel who helped him
his career. "You are truly the ones who have earned this rank and
will use it to make your lives better," Hinaman said.
was commissioned in 1982 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps
at the Pennsylvania State University. Previously, General Hinaman
in the District of Columbia National Guard as the Commander, 74th
Command; Chief of Staff, Army; Deputy Director of the Joint Staff; and
Army Aviation Officer. While deployed in support of Operation Enduring
General Hinaman served as the Commander, Air Corps Advisory Group in
general is an Army pilot with over 2,000 flight hours on aircraft such as
TH-55, UH-1, AH-1 and C-12. Awards and decorations include the
Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf
Army Achievement Medal with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, and Army
Achievement Medal with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters.