Adjutant Generals

Adjutant Generals Past to Present

The State Adjutant General is the commander of the State’s Military Department and reports to the Governor. There is no mandated limitation to term of service. The selection process for Adjutant General has changed over the years. In the early years, an officer was selected by his peers to serve as the Adjutant General and could jump several ranks. Several Adjutant Generals resigned and reverted to their previous rank. Currently the position is filled from a pool of Brigadier Generals.

MG Daugherty is the 36th Adjutant General since 1855 including BG Thompson who has served as Adjutant General three separate times.

The following are the Adjutant Generals for the State (and Territory) of Washington. Select a name to read their biography.

  NAME YEARS PHOTO
1 James Tilton 1855-1856  1855-Tilton
2
Issac N. Ebey
1857-1857  1857-Ebey
3
Franklin Matthias
1857-1862  _placeholder
4
George Gallagher
1863-1866  1863-Gallagher
5  Amos G. Tripp  1867-1869  _placeholder
6  William Huntington  1869-1873  1869-Huntington
7  Frank Guttenburg  1873-1879  _placeholder
8 Andrew Slorah 1879-1880  _placeholder
9 M.R. Hathaway 1881-1882  1881-Hathaway
10 P.B. Johnson 1882-1882  1882-Johnson
11 BG R.G. O’Brien 1883-1895  1883-O'Brien
12 BG Frazier A. Boutelle 1895-1897  1895-Boutelle
13 J.E. Ballanie 1897-1898  1897-Ballaine
14 William J. Canton 1898-1898  1898-Canton
15 BG Edward H. Fox 1898-1901  1898-Fox
16 BG James A. Drain 1901-1906  1901-Drain
17 BG Ortis Hamilton 1906-1909  1906-Hamilton
18 BG George P. Lamping 1909-1911  1909-Lamping
19  BG Fred Llewellyn  1911-1914  1911-LlewellynF
20 BG Maurice Thompson 1914-1918  1914-Thompson
21 BG Harvey J. Moss 1918-1919  1918-Moss
22 BG Maurice Thompson 1919-1941  1914-Thompson
23 BG Walter J. Delong 1941-1945  1941-Delong
24 BG Maurice Thompson 1945-1947  1914-Thompson
25 BG Ensley M. Llewellyn 1947-1949  1947-LlewellynE
26 COL Ellsworth C. French 1949-1949  1949-French
27 MG Lilburn H. Stevens 1949-1957  1949-Stevens
28 MG George M. Haskett 1957-1965  1957-Haskett
29 MG Howard S. McGee 1965-1978  1965-McGee
30 BG Wayne McDaniels 1978-1978  1978-McDaniels
31 MG Robert J. Collins 1978-1980  1978-Collins
32 MG George E. Coates 1981-1985  1981-Coates
33 MG Keith Eggen 1985-1989  1985-Eggen
34 MG Gregory P. Barlow 1989-1999  
35 MG Timothy J. Lowenberg 1999-2012
36 MG Bret D. Daugherty 2012-current  MG Daugherty