Adjutant General Hara to retire; Green tabs Logan as successor


Gov. Josh Green announced Friday that Maj. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara — the state adjutant general, commander of the Hawaii National Guard and director of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency — will resign as adjutant general on Oct. 1, and retire from the Army on Nov. 1 after 40 years of military service.

Green has selected Brig. Gen. Stephen F. Logan, currently the deputy adjutant general and commander of the Hawaii Army National Guard, as the next adjutant general.

“Throughout his entire career, Maj. Gen. Hara led by example, providing a steady hand through some of the most challenging times in the history of our state and nation. I can say with confidence that the state of Hawaii is better because of Maj. Gen. Hara’s dedicated service, commitment, and sacrifices. I wish him all the best in retirement,” said Green in a statement. “With that said, I could not be more thrilled that he is leaving the Hawaii National Guard under the exceptional leadership of Brig. Gen. Stephen Logan. He is a key component of the Hawaii National Guard’s success and his appointment as adjutant general marks another historic milestone in a storied military career.”

As adjutant general, Logan will serve as the commander of the Hawaii National Guard and director of HI-EMA. He will be responsible for daily operations and oversee approximately 5,600 Army and Air National Guard service members, which includes approximately 2,100 full-time federal and state employees.

Logan’s appointment as adjutant general requires state Senate confirmation.

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