Major General Richard “Dwayne” Wilson currently serves as the Adjutant General. Previously, he worked as the Assistant Adjutant General and the Director of the Joint Staff for the Georgia National Guard, Chief of Staff for the Georgia Army National Guard, and other senior leadership positions.

Major General Wilson enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1987 as a Combat Engineer. In 1993, after serving in both the Army Reserve and the North Carolina Army National Guard, he received a Regular Army commission from North Georgia College as an Aviation Second Lieutenant.

Major General Wilson has commanded the company through brigade level in both the active and reserve components of the Army. Additionally, he has held key staff positions at the battalion, brigade and state Joint Force Headquarters level. He previously served as the Assistant Adjutant General, Chief of Staff, Director of Aviation and Safety, and the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics for the Georgia Army National Guard.

Major General Wilson has participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia and Iraq (1990-1991), as well as supporting contingency operations in Albania (1999) and Operation Joint Guardian in Kosovo (2001). His most recent deployment was in support of Operation New Dawn in Iraq (2010-2011).

Major General Wilson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from North Georgia College, a Master of Arts degree from Webster University in Management and Leadership, and a Master of Science degree from the United States Army War College in Strategic Studies.

Major General Wilson’s military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and the Army and Air Force Commendation medals. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Army’s Airborne School, Air Assault Course and is a Master Army Aviator, rated in both rotary and fixed-wing aircraft.