Brig. Gen. Linda L. Singh
Adjutant General of Maryland
Maryland Military Department
Brig. Gen. Linda L. Singh was appointed as the 29th adjutant general of Maryland in January.
The adjutant general is responsible for the daily operations of the Maryland Military Department, which includes the Maryland Army National Guard, Maryland Air National Guard, Maryland Emergency Management Agency and Maryland Defense Force. She is a senior adviser to the governor and is responsible for the readiness, administration and training of more than 6,700 members of the Military Department with an annual budget of more than $314 million. As the adjutant general, she serves as the official channel of communication between the governor and the National Guard Bureau and serves as a member of the governor’s Cabinet.
Singh’s military career spans more than 30 years in both the enlisted and officer ranks. She has served at nearly every level of command and in various staff assignments — two of which were oversea deployments to Kosovo and a combat tour to Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Her previous military assignments include commander of the Maryland Army National Guard and director of the Joint Staff.
Singh’s military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon, the Maryland Distinguished Service Cross, the Virginia National Guard Bronze Star Medal and others.