Military Wiki
Advertisement
Linda L. Singh
Birth name Linda Lee Ford
Born May 5, 1964(1964-05-05) (age 57)
Place of birth United States
Allegiance  Maryland
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service More than 30
Rank Major General

Linda Lee Singh (born May 5, 1964) is a Major General in Maryland. She was appointed as the 29th adjutant general of Maryland effective January 21, 2015, 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 advisor to the Governor of Maryland, and is responsible for the readiness, administration, and training of more than 6,700 members of the Military Department. 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.

As Commander of the Maryland National Guard, Singh was a leader in controlling the 2015 Baltimore riots.[1]

Early life and education[]

Singh grew up in Frederick County, Maryland and attended, but dropped out of, Linganore High School.[2] She later attended Governor Thomas Johnson High School but dropped out in March 1981.[3]

She reportedly has a degree from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland (called Washington Adventist University since 2009) in Business Administration.[when?] She has an MBA from the online Touro International University (now known as Trident University International).[when?] In February 2015, she reportedly was attending the online Capella University.[4]

Career[]

Singh was a managing director at Accenture, a management consulting company.[when?][5]

Military[]

Singh received her commission in 1991 through the Maryland Military Academy's Officer Candidate School in Reisterstown, Maryland. She attended the United States Army War College, located in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, by correspondence.[when?] Her military career spans more than 30 years of service in both the enlisted and officer ranks. She has served at many levels of command and in various staff assignments, two of which were overseas 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.

Assignments[]

  • From 1981 - October 1991; – Enlisted member of the Maryland Army National Guard
  • December 1991 - October 1992; – Maintenance Control Officer, Headquarters & Maintenance Support Battalion,729th Forward Support Battalion, Hagerstown, Maryland
  • November 1992 - November 1995; – Maintenance Officer/Executive Officer, B Co., 229th Main Support Battalion, Reisterstown, Maryland
  • November 1995 - November 1997; – Commander, B Co., 229th Main Support Battalion, Reisterstown, Maryland
  • November 1997 - September 1999; – S-4, Headquarters & A Co., 229th Main Support Battalion Reisterstown, Maryland
  • October 1999 - August 2001; – Material Management Officer, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 29th Division Support
  • August 2001 - October 2002 – Support Operations Officer, Headquarters & A Co., 229th Main Support Battalion, Reisterstown, Maryland
  • November 2002 - April 2004 – Battalion Commander, 581st Readiness Battalion, Glen Arm, MD
  • May 2004 - January 2006 – Battalion Commander, 229th Main Support Battalion, Reisterstown, Maryland
  • January 2006 - September 2009 – Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, Detachment 1, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 29th Infantry Division, Towson, Maryland
  • October 2009 - June 2011 – Regimental Commander, Headquarters 70th Regiment (LDR), Reisterstown, Maryland
  • June 2011 - July 2012 – Chief Current Operations, Afghanistan National Security Forces, 29th Infantry Division Headquarters, FWD 3, Towson, Maryland
  • August 2012 - July 2013 – Director of the Joint Staff, Maryland National Guard, Reisterstown, Maryland
  • August 2013 - January 2015 – Commander of the Maryland Army National Guard, Baltimore, Maryland
  • January 2015 – present, The Adjutant General, Joint Force Headquarters, Maryland National Guard, Baltimore, Maryland

Awards and decorations[]

Personal life[]

Singh resides in Glenn Dale, Maryland with her husband Deoraj "Raj" Singh and two daughters.[6][7]

See also[]

  • A History of the Adjutants General of Maryland

References[]

  1. Jena McGregor (April 28, 2015). "The woman leading the Maryland National Guard". http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-leadership/wp/2015/04/28/the-woman-leading-the-maryland-national-guard/. Retrieved May 1, 2015. 
  2. Ian Duncan (February 26, 2015). "With personable style, new general takes over the National Guard". http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-general-singh-profile-20150226-story.html#page=1. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  3. Sylvia Carigan (February 28, 2015). "Maryland's senior military officer had tough start in Frederick". http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/guard-reserve/2015/02/28/marylands-senior-military-officer-had-tough-start-in-frederick/24175993/. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  4. Sylvia Carigan (February 28, 2015). "Maryland's senior military officer had tough start in Frederick". http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/guard-reserve/2015/02/28/marylands-senior-military-officer-had-tough-start-in-frederick/24175993/. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  5. Linda Singh (April 28, 2015). "A former Accenture exec, once homeless, leads the National Guard's efforts to quell the Baltimore riots". http://fortune.com/2015/04/28/accenture-exec-once-homeless-is-a-general/. Retrieved May 1, 2015. 
  6. Arthur Hirsch (February 28, 2015). "Md. National Guard leadership takes historic turn". http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-guard-ceremony-20150227-story.html. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  7. Ian Duncan (February 26, 2015). "With personable style, new general takes over the National Guard". http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-general-singh-profile-20150226-story.html#page=1. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  •  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "Linda L. Singh".
  • This article incorporates public domain material from the State of Maryland document Adjutant General of Maryland

External links[]


Military offices
Preceded by
Maj. Gen. James A. Adkins
Adjutant General of Maryland
2015 – present
Succeeded by
incumbent

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
Advertisement