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Commissioner for the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management (DVEM)

Brigadier General James D. Campbell

Brigadier General Campbell was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant upon graduation from the ROTC program at the University of Maine. He joined the Maine Army National Guard in 1995, following nine years of active duty service. He has held a number of positions in the Maine National Guard, including being the Assistant Professor of Military Science, University of Maine Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Battalion, Commander of the 11th Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction) in Waterville, and Brigade Executive Officer of the 52nd Troop Command in Bangor. He most recently served as the Deputy Chief of Operational Plans at the U.S. Central Command in Tampa, FL.

The Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management coordinates and administers the discharge of the Maine state government’s responsibility relating to military matters, veterans, and civil emergency preparedness. It is responsible for the federal recognition and continuation of the federal forces structure, manpower, maintenance, fiscal operation and overall readiness of the Maine National Guard which is composed of over 3400 troops.


Last Updated: September 21, 2012