Major General Stephen R. Hogan was appointed the 52nd Adjutant General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky by Governor Matt Bevin on December 8, 2015. As the Adjutant General, he serves as the Commanding General of both the Kentucky Army and Air National Guard and as Executive Director of the Department of Military Affairs where he guides the preparation of 8,000 Citizen Soldiers and Airmen, along with the Division of Emergency Management, to respond in times of state and national emergency. He is responsible for Federal and State missions, assignment of leaders, recruiting, training, equipping, mobilization, facilities, and public relations. He also oversees the development and coordination of all policies, plans, and programs affecting Army and Air National Guard members in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. General Hogan serves on the Governor's cabinet and is the principal advisor to the Governor on military matters.