Gov. Ige Reappoints Hawai‘i Defense Department Leaders

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Gov. David Ige has reappointed Major General Arthur “Joe” Logan as adjutant general, Hawai‘i National Guard, Department of Defense. He has held this position since January 2015, overseeing the training and readiness of more than 5,000 soldiers and airmen of the Hawai‘i National Guard. Logan also serves as director of the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency and is the Homeland Security Advisor to Gov. Ige.

Major General Arthur “Joe” Logan. Courtesy photo.

Logan has more than 36 years of service in the military, having served as  commander, Regional Police Advisory Command, Operation Enduring Freedom in Kabul, Afghanistan. Other positions include chief of staff, Hawai‘i Army National Guard and commander, 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery.

“I am honored and privileged to continue to serve Governor Ige and the State of Hawai‘i,” Logan said. “The Department of Defense will continue to move forward and ensure that the safety and security of all residents and visitors in the State of Hawai‘i remain our top priority.”

Gov. Ige also reappointed Brigadier General Kenneth S. Hara as deputy adjutant general, Hawai‘i National Guard, Department of Defense. Hara has served in this position since January 2015.


Previously, Hara’s assignments have included: Chief of the Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Hawai‘i National Guard; commander, 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Forward 34 in Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan; deputy commander, 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; commander, 2nd Battalion, 299th Infantry, Baghdad, Iraq.

Hara has been recognized with various awards and decorations, including the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star.

Brigadier General Kenneth S. Hara. Courtesy photo.

“I am honored that Governor Ige has entrusted me to once again serve as Deputy Adjutant General of the State of Hawai‘i, Department of Defense,” said Hara. “I look forward to assisting the governor and our Adjutant General, Major General Arthur J. Logan in bringing his goals and priorities to fruition.”


Both reappointments are subject to Senate confirmation.

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