Major General Linda L. Singh

Major General Linda L. Singh was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan in January 2015 to serve as the Adjutant General of the Maryland National Guard, which is comprised of Marylandís Air and Army National Guard forces. She is the first woman ever to hold this position in the State of Maryland.

A Maryland native, Major General Singh has served the State of Maryland as a military officer for the past thirty plus years.

Major General Singh served as the first Woman Commander for the Maryland Army National Guard and was the primary advisor to the Maryland Adjutant General on Maryland Army Guard issues. As the Commander, she was responsible for supporting the formulation, development and coordination of all programs, policies and plans affecting the Maryland Army National Guard, a force of over 4,600 soldiers. She was also responsible for providing guidance and supervision of all training, personnel, logistics and other military matters in relation to the Maryland Army National Guard. Prior to this assignment, she served as the Director of the Maryland Joint Staff responsible for the leadership, management, planning and execution of the Maryland National Guard Joint Mission which included domestic operations, the Joint Operations Center, 32nd Civil Support Team, the State Partnership for Peace and the Counter Drug Program.

In 2011-2012, Major General Singh served as the Chief of the Afghanistan National Security Force (ANSF) Development Current Operations Cross Functional Team. Her Command positions have included Company Command of Company B, 229th Main Support Battalion; Battalion Command of 581st Readiness Battalion; Battalion Command of 229th Main Support Battalion; Regimental Command of Headquarters 70th Regiment; and Commander of the Maryland Army National Guard.

Major General Singh received her Bachelor of Science from Columbia Union College; a Master of Business Administration from Touro International University; a Master of Science degree from the Army War College and is currently a doctoral candidate at Capella University. She further has attended the International Womenís Leadership Fellowship/Executive Education program at Harvard University and the Institut Europeen díAdministration des Affaires.

Her civilian employment is as Director of Operations for Accenture with responsibility for the business operations for the Health and Public Service North America operating unit that develops and manages all operational activities to include the fi nancials, strategic business plans, quality programs, program delivery, human resource management, business approvals and sales activities for a budget that exceeds $3 billion dollars.

Biography courtesy of the Maryland Commission for Women, 2015.

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