THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES COLONEL WARREN L. FREEMAN TO BE COMMANDING GENERAL OF THE D.C. NATIONAL GUARD
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Colonel Warren L. Freeman of Maryland to be the Commanding General of the D.C. National Guard.
Colonel Freeman currently serves as the Chief of Staff for the District of Columbia Army National Guard (DCARNG), where he coordinates and supervises activities between state headquarters and major subordinate commands. In 1990, Colonel Freeman was requested by the Commanding General to return to the 260th Brigade as Deputy Commander to assist in the mobilization of five of the brigade's subordinate units for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Colonel Freeman was reappointed as the Chief of Staff in 1991 after the return and demobilization of all the activated units.
Prior to this experience, Colonel Freeman served as Commanding Officer of the 825th Military Police Group and Assistant Adjutant General for the State Headquarters. He also served as Executive Officer and Commander of the 163rd Military Police Battalion.
Colonel Freeman was born August 20, 1947 in Jackson, Georgia. He completed the U.S. Army War College in 1990. Colonel Freeman received his M.S. in Management from National-Louis University and a B.B.A. in Management from Pacific-Western University. He resides in Mitchellville, Maryland with his wife Barbara Ann. They have two sons, Kevin and Brandon.
The dual missions of the DCARNG are to provide national defense and protect the security of the District of Columbia in time of emergency. The Commanding General commands the military operations, including training, parades, the administering of aid to civil authorities, and other duties of the National Guard. The office of the Commanding General will have the military grade of Major General. The Commanding General of the D.C. National Guard reports to the Secretary of the Army.