Major General John P. Hronek II
The Adjutant General
State of Montana
Major General John P. Hronek is Adjutant General for the State of Montana; serving as Commander of the Montana National Guard and the Director of the Department of Military Affairs. He is responsible to the Governor of Montana to provide Army and Air National Guard military forces that are ready to deploy worldwide and accomplish military missions in support of national defense, homeland security, natural disasters, domestic emergencies, and military support to state and local governments. . As The Adjutant General Major General Hronek serves on the Governor’s cabinet as the principal military advisor and is responsible to the Governor for State Disaster and Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Veteran Affairs, Counter-Drug Support to Civilian Law Enforcement, the Montana National Guard Youth Challenge Program and the STARBASE Program. Prior to his appointment as the Adjutant General he served as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, Air Education and Training Command. In this position he assisted with formulating, developing, and coordinating policies and programs impacting more than 107,700 Air National Guard members. The command operates more than 1,400 trainer, fighter and mobility aircraft, 23 wings, 10 bases and five geographically separated units training more than 293,000 students per year.
He is a command pilot with over 4,100 hours in the F-106, F-16, F-15C, and C-130H. General Hronek served as the NGB Director of A5/8/9 Plans, Programs and Requirements, Air National Guard Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Assistant Adjutant General, Montana Air National Guard, Chief of Staff, Montana Air National Guard and Commander of the 120th Airlift Wing in Great Falls, MT, where he led the Wing in two major aircraft conversions from the F-16C to the F-15C and the F-15C to the C-130H. He has served three combat tours in Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq and Balad Air Base, Iraq.