DES MOINES, IOWA (March 20, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds has selected Brigadier General William F McClintock as the Deputy Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard.

“Gen McClintock’s extensive experience and proven leadership, alongside General Osborn, will ensure that the Iowa National Guard is ‘Always Ready,’” said Gov Reynolds. “With his nearly four decades of service, including his roles as Assistant Adjutant General and Army Chief of Staff, I know Gen McClintock can help Iowa navigate this increasingly unpredictable world, no matter what comes our way.”

McClintock previously served as Ass Adj Gen and as the full-time Army Chief of Staff. McClintock graduated and received commission from the Officer Candidate School Program, Iowa Military Academy, at Camp Dodge.

His military assignments include: Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Company Commander, Battalion Operations Officer, Battalion Commander and Troop Commander. McClintock was the Director of Human Resources for Iowa of both the Army and Air National Guard. McClintock is a Joint Qualified Officer who served three years in an Operational Assignment at US Northern Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

McClintock holds both a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Upper Iowa University. He also holds a second Master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.

The adjutant general is the second highest-ranking position in the Iowa National Guard. McClintock will assist in managing more than 7,000 part-time Soldiers.

McClintock will replace Brig Gen Stephen E Osborn, who is the newly appointed Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard.

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