Brigadier General (BG) Haldane B. Lamberton, who served more than 35 years in uniform, is The Adjutant General for Kentucky appointed by Governor Andy Beshear.
As Kentucky’s 53rd Adjutant General, BG Lamberton commands the nearly 8,000 military members of the Kentucky Army and Air National Guard. He also oversees the statewide Department of Military Affairs, Kentucky Emergency Management, the Appalachian and Bluegrass Challenge Academies and Bluegrass Station in Avon, Kentucky.
Also, since June 2022, he has been a Board Member of the Reserve Forces Policy Board, which serves as an independent advisor to Secretary of Defense on Reserve and National Guard matters.
BG Lamberton previous command position in the Kentucky National Guard was the commander of the 238th Regiment in Greenville, KY. He is an infantry soldier with five deployment to include service in Honduras, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Germany and Iraq.
BG Lamberton commissioned through the Reserves Officer Training Corps program at the University of Kentucky in May of 1986. He has a degree in Psychology from the University of Kentucky and was earned a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2009.
His significant active duty assignments include Infantry Platoon and Mortar Platoon Leader for the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Rifle Company Executive Officer with the 504th; S-1 and Rifle Company Commander for the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division, Korea.
For the National Guard, he served in many positions from the 149th Brigade, 35th Infantry Division, Commander of 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry, 42nd Infantry Division, Director of Military Support, Director of Human Resources, and Director of Logistics.
Among the his numerous awards, BG Lamberton has received the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist wings with a combat star, the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star.
As of June 2022