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Brig. Gen. John A. LeBlanc

Assistant Adjutant General

Commander, New Hampshire Army National Guard

Brig. Gen. John A. LeBlanc assumed duties as The Assistance Adjutant General, New Hampshire National Guard, in September, 2020. 




1999  Granite State College (College for Lifelong Learning- University System of New Hampshire), Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Manchester, New Hampshire
2006  American Military University, Master of Arts, Military Studies in Land Warfare, Charles Town, West Virginia
2015  United States Army War College, Master of Strategic Studies, Strategic Studies, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania 

  1. September 2020 – Present, Assistant Adjutant General, New Hampshire Joint Force Headquarters, Concord, New Hampshire
  2. February 2017 – September 2020, G3/J3, Director of Operations, Joint Force Headquarters, Concord, New Hampshire
  3. March 2016 – February 2017, Brigade Commander, HHB 197th Field Artillery Brigade, Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve, KASOTC, Amman, Jordan and Camp Redleg, Dubai UAE
  4. June 2015 – March 2016, Brigade Commander, HHB 197th Field Artillery Brigade, Manchester, New Hampshire
  5. August 2014 – June 2015, Student, US Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  6. March 2014 – August 2014, OIC Pre-Mobilization Training Team, JFHQ, Concord, New Hampshire
  7. March 2012 – March 2014, Battalion Commander, HHB 3/197th FAR, Concord, New Hampshire
  8. October 2011 – March 2012, Brigade S3, HHB 197TH FIB, Manchester, New Hampshire
  9. September 2010 – October 2011, Brigade S3, HHB 197TH FIB, Operation New Dawn, Kuwait
  10. May 2008 – September 2010, Battalion Executive Officer, HHB 3/197th FA, Concord, New Hampshire
  11. February 2007 – May 2008, Senior Advisor (Joint), Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix, Operation Enduring Freedom, Camp Spann, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan
  12. August 2005 – February 2007, Brigade Operations Officer, HQ & HHB, 197TH Field Artillery Brigade, Manchester, New Hampshire
  13. November 2004 – July 2005, Brigade Fire Direction Officer, HQ 197TH FA Brigade, Manchester, New Hampshire
  14. July 2004 – October 2004, Battery Commander, HHS 1-172d FA, Manchester, New Hampshire
  15. July 2002 – June 2004, Battalion Fire Direction Officer, HHS 1-172d FA, Manchester, New Hampshire
  16. November 2000 – June 2002, Battery Commander, BTRY B 1172d FA, Nashua, New Hampshire
  17. August 1999 – October 2000, Platoon Leader, BTRY B 1172d FA, Nashua, New Hampshire
  18. June 1998 – July 1999, Executive Officer, BTRY B 1172d FA, Nashua, New Hampshire
  19. September 1997 – May 1998, Executive Officer, BTRY A 1172d FA, Milford, New Hampshire
  20. October 1995 – August 1997, Battery Fire Direction Officer, BTRY A 1-172 FA BN, Milford, New Hampshire
  21. August 1995 – October 1995, Forward Observer, Attached to HHB 197th FA BDE, Manchester, New Hampshire

Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Commendation Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal 
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters) 
National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star)
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with campaign star)
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (with Bronze Star)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal 
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass and “M” device)
Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon 
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 3)
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (with numeral 2)
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon 
Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon
NATO Medal
New Hampshire National Guard Service Bar (with 3 Bronze and 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
New Hampshire National Guard State Active Service Ribbon (2nd Award)
Joint Meritorious Unit Award 
German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge
German Armed Forces Marksmanship Badge

1996  Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Fort Sill, Oklahoma
2000  Field Artillery Officer Advance Course, Fort Sill, Oklahoma
2004  United States Army Combined Arms Services Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
2004  Joint Firepower Control Course, Nellis Air Force Base, NV
2007  United States Army Military Transition Team Training Course, Fort Riley, Kansas 2009, United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
2012  Advance Operations and Warfighting Course, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
2015 United States Army War College (resident course), Carlisle Barracks,Pennsylvania
2015  United States Air Force Joint Air Operations Command and Control Course, Hurlburt Field, Florida
2015  Precision Fires Collateral Damage Estimation Course, Fort Sill, Oklahoma
2018  Joint Task Force Commander Course, Colorado Springs, Colorado (NORTHCOM)
2019  Dual Status Commanders Course, Colorado Springs, Colorado (NORTHCOM)
2019  Level IV Anti-Terrorism Executive Seminar, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff


United States Field Artillery Association-Granite Thunder Chapter
American Legion-Sweeney Post
National Guard Association of the United States
National Guard Association of New Hampshire-Granite Thunder Chapter 
Military Officers Association of America
Association of the United States Army-Edward Cross Chapter

State of New Hampshire Probation/Parole Officer, 1997 - 2001


Second Lieutenant, August 16, 1995
First Lieutenant, August 20, 1997
Captain, March 2, 2001
Major, April 27, 2006
Lieutenant Colonel, October 7, 2010
Colonel, February 29, 2016
Brigadier General, September 30, 2020