Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

James F. Fretterd (1930-2016)
MSA SC 3520-11564


Born in Staten Island, New York, November 2, 1930. Son of , James Vincent and Mildred Elizabeth (Hallengren) Fretterd. U. S. Army Command and General Staff College, 1973; U.S. Army War College, 1977. University of the State of New York, B.S. (sociology), 1984; Senior Executives Programs in National and International Security, Harvard University, 1987. Married to Ellen Ingram; two daughters. Died November 26, 2016, in Federalsburg, Maryland.

Public Service

Adjutant General, February 1987 to January 15, 2003. Chief of Staff, Maryland Army National Guard, 1976-81. Assistant Adjutant General for Army, 1981-87. Member, Governor's Commission on Maryland Military Monuments, 1989-; Task Force on Youth Citizenship and Violence Prevention, 1995-96; World War II Memorial Commission, 1997-98; Executive Committee, Maryland Terrorism Forum, 1998-2003; Governor's Year-2000 Readiness Task Force, 1999-2000; Governor's Executive Council, 1999-2003; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1999-2003; Maryland Security Council, 2002-03. Chair, General Officer Steering Committee on National Guard Participation in International Affairs, National Guard Bureau (includes oversight of State Partnership for Peace Program). National Veterans for Kerry Steering Committee, 2004. Recipient, Speaker's Medallion, 2005.
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