Sen. Hickman confirms nomination of first woman to lead Maine National Guard

Posted: April 26, 2024 | Senator Hickman

AUGUSTA – On Tuesday, Sen. Craig Hickman, D-Winthrop confirmed the appointment of Brig. Gen. Diane L. Dunn to succeed Maj. Gen. Douglas Farnham.

“Diane Dunn is more than deserving of our enthusiastic votes to confirm her historic nomination and I welcome my colleagues in joining me in doing exactly that,” said Hickman.

Gen. Dunn will serve as the Adjutant General and leader of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency management. The Senate voted 33-1 in support of Gen. Dunn, making her the first woman to lead the Maine National Guard.