New Deputy Adjutant General at the helm for Kentucky National Guard

By Maj. Stephen D. Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs

Brig. Gen. Scott A. Campbell

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan, is pleased to announce the selection of Brig. Gen. Scott Campbell as the full-time Deputy Adjutant General-Army effective Oct. 16, 2017.

Campbell, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, served in a traditional Soldier billet as the Assistant Adjutant General-Army prior to the move to this new fulltime position.

“I’m looking forward to only having one job for the first time in my 36 1/2 year career that will allow me to focus all my energy on making the Kentucky Army National Guard a better organization,” said Campbell. “It’s hard to give adequate attention to two activities that are frequently in competition for your time and energy. You often get the feeling you are not serving either activity, or your family, adequately.

The part-time Soldiers that are still struggling with meeting the demands of a stable family, maintaining civilian employment, while still being a contributing member of the Kentucky Guard will have an empathetic advocate in my new assignment. The current world environment commands our best effort to be ready if our state or nation calls.”

On the civilian side, Campbell retired from Kentucky’s state government in 2001 and as a defense contractor from Northup Grumman in 2015. Prior to accepting this new position in the Kentucky Guard, he worked for Parsons Government Services.

Brig. Gen. Scott Campbell, then a Col., arrived in Kuwait after his deployment to Iraq in 2011. (photo submitted)

Campbell has a storied career in the Kentucky National Guard serving at every level in the organization to include aiding in the transition and withdrawal of U.S. Forces from Iraq in 2011 as a Brigade Commander of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

Campbell has been married to Linda for 32 years and are both originally from Marion, KY. They have two sons, Joseph, who’s currently serving in the Air Force and Jace who’s a student at the University of Kentucky.

“General Campbell is a model guardsman and officer, and I am grateful that he has chosen to continue his service with the Kentucky Guard on a fulltime basis,” said Hogan. “I have no doubt that he’ll take the Army guard to a whole new level of warfighting capability.”