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Major General Edward L. Wright (Retired)


The Adjutant General, Wyoming

Major General Ed Wright is the adjutant general for Wyoming. As such, he directs the Wyoming Military Department, located in Cheyenne. He is responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, plans and programs affecting the more than 2,500 Air National Guard and Army National Guard members in Wyoming. He is also responsible for the Wyoming Veterans' Commission and the Oregon Trail State Veterans' Cemetery.

Before his appointment, he served as the deputy commander for the Wyoming Army National Guard's State Area Command. He also has served as commander of the 115th Field Artillery Brigade during his more than 20 years with the Wyoming Army National Guard. He served two years on active duty with the United States Army as a computer operator in Germany from 1970-72. He joined the Wyoming Army National Guard in 1980. General Wright completed the Wyoming State Officer Candidate School program and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Wyoming Army National Guard on July 1, 1982. Upon assuming command of the Wyoming National Guard, on May 15, 2003.



1974 Bachelor of Arts, elementary education, Arizona State University
1977 Master of Arts, education administration, Arizona State University
1979 Educational Specialist, education administration, Idaho State University
1988 Doctorate of Education, education administration, Montana State University
1992 Army Command and General Staff College
1998 United States Army War College


1. July 1970 - Feb 1972, Computer Operator, Germany Wyoming Army National Guard
2. Oct 1980 - April 1981, Cannoneer, A Battery, 1st Battalion, 49th Field Artillery
3. May 1981 - July 1982, Candidate, Wyoming State Officer Candidate School
4. July 1982 - July 1984, Fire Direction Officer, A Battery, 1st Battalion, 49th Field Artillery
5. July 1984 - July 1987, Executive Officer, A Battery, 1st Battalion, 49th Field Artillery
6. July 1987 - Aug. 1990, Commander, A Battery, 1st Battalion, 49th Field Artillery
7. Aug 1990 - July 1991, S-2, Intelligence Officer, 1st Battalion, 49th Field Artillery
8. July 1991 - July 1993, Operations/Intelligence Officer, 1st Battalion, 49th Field Artillery
9. Aug 1985 - Aug 1990, Battalion Training Officer and Officer in Charge, 1st Battalion, 49th Field Artillery
10. July 1993 - Sept 1993, S-3, Operations Officer, 1st Battalion, 49th Field Artillery
11. Sept 1993 - Sept 1994, Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 49th Field Artillery
12. Sept 1994 - Sept 1995, Executive Officer, 115th Field Artillery Brigade
13. Sept 1995 - July 1996, Operations Officer, 4th Infantry Division Rear Tactical Operations Center
14. July 1996 - Dec 1998, Commander, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery
15. Aug 1998 - Sept 2000, Military Personnel Officer, State Headquarters
16. Dec 1998 - May 2000, Commander, Detachment 2, Training Site
17. Jan 2000 - Feb 2002, Commander, 115th Field Artillery Brigade
18. March 2002 - May 2003, Deputy Commander, State Area Command
19. May 2003 - Present, Adjutant General, Wyoming Military Department


Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Army Achievement Medal
Army Good Conduct Medal
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Cluster
National Defense Service Medal with 1 device
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Army Service Ribbon/Overseas Training Ribbon
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon
Wyoming National Guard Outstanding Service Ribbon with Oak Leaf Cluster
Wyoming National Guard Exceptional Achievement Ribbon
Wyoming National Guard Service Ribbon-5, 10, 15, 20 years
Wyoming National Guard Recruiting Ribbon
The Honorable Order of St. Barbara


Second Lieutenant June 27, 1982
First Lieutenant June 26, 1985
Captain Aug. 26, 1987
Major Sept. 19, 1991
Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 6, 1995
Colonel Dec. 2, 1998
Brigadier General May 15, 2003
Major General April 28, 2005

(Current as of June 2005)