Major General Miguel Aguilar
The Adjutant General – New Mexico National Guard
Major General Miguel Aguilar serves as the Adjutant General for the State of New Mexico. As the Adjutant General, he serves as senior military advisor to the Governor and is responsible for providing the State of New Mexico and the United States with a ready force of citizen Airmen and Soldiers. General Aguilar previously served as Deputy Adjutant General from 2018 to 2022. He has served concurrently as the Deputy Commanding General of First Army-Division West since May 2021.
A native of Dexter, Aguilar received his commission from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. Aguilar deployed to Afghanistan in 2005 as a member of an Embedded Training Team for the 205th Regional Corps Advisory Group. He assumed command of 1st Battalion, 200th Infantry, in 2011 and led the battalion though a deployment to the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, as part of the Multinational Force and Observers. Aguilar took command of the 111th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in 2014 and oversaw its transition to the 111th Sustainment Brigade. He commanded the brigade until 2017 when he became the New Mexico Army National Guard’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. Aguilar retired from the New Mexico State Police in 2018 as a major in command of the Special Operations Bureau.
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