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The '''adjutant general of Illinois''' is the senior officer of the [[Illinois Army National Guard]] and the [[Illinois Air National Guard]]. The [[Illinois Naval Militia]] was also part of the adjutant general's command, until it was disbanded.
 
The post is currently held by Richard J. Hayes, Jr. Hayes was named to the post while serving as Deputy Adjutant General by Governor [[Bruce Rauner]] on May 25, 2015. He assumed command on June 8 upon the retirement of his predecessor, Daniel Krumrei.<ref>{{cite journal |date=May 25, 2015 |title=Hayes named Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard |url=http://www.wandtv.com/story/29150256/hayes-named-adjutant-general-of-the-illinois-national-guard |journal=WAND-TV |publisher=WAND |accessdate=July 12, 2015}}</ref>
 
==History==
While the post dates back to territorial days, before the [[American Civil War|Civil War]] the position was, with the exception of the [[Black Hawk War]], mainly honorary and the pay negligible. The Adjutant general was effectively the chief of the [[Governor of Illinois|Governor]]'s staff. As the Civil War broke out the post became important. Colonel [[Thomas S. Mather]] resigned to enter active service, and Judge [[Allen C. Fuller]] was appointed, remaining in office until 1 January 1865.
* 2003-2007: [[Randal E. Thomas]]
* 2007-2012: [[William Enyart|William L. Enyart]]
* June 7, 2012-December 21, 2012 : [[Dennis Celletti]] (acting)<ref>http://www.il.ngb.army.mil/bios/enyart.aspx</ref><ref>http://www.il.ngb.army.mil/pao/newsrelease.aspx?id=678</ref>
* December 21, 2012 – June 8, 2015: [[Daniel M. Krumrei]] <ref>http://www.il.ngb.army.mil/bios/krumrei.aspx</ref>
*June 8, 2015 – present: Richard J. Hayes, Jr.
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