Maj. Gen. Gary M. Hara
Deputy Commander, Army National Guard
U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC)

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     Major General Gary M. Hara received his commission from the Hawaii Army National Guard Officer Candidate School, Hawaii Military Academy. While assigned to the Hawaii Army National Guard he has served as the Commander, Troop E (Air), 19th Cavalry; Commander, 1st Battalion (Attack Helicopter), 193d Aviation Regiment; Commander, 103d Troop Command; Chief of Staff, HIARNG; Chief, Reserve Component Division, Multi-National Corps-Iraq; Assistant Adjutant General - Army, HIARNG; and Joint Forces Land Component Commander, HIARNG. He was assigned as the Deputy Commanding General for the ARNG, US Army Pacific on 1 June 2013.

     General Hara is a graduate of the Infantry Officers Basic Course, Officer Rotary Wing Qualification Course, AH-1 Aircraft Qualification Course, AH-1 Instructor Pilot Course, Armor Officers Advance Course, AH-1 Instructor/Operator Flight Weapons Simulator Course, Aviation Maintenance Officers Course, Joint Firepower Control Course, Command and General Staff College, UH-1 Standardization Instructor Pilot Course, CH-47D Aircraft Qualification Course, Fixed-Wing Multi-Engine Qualification Course, C-26 Aircraft Qualification Course, and the U.S. Army War College.

     His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Master Army Aviator Badge. General Hara is qualified in the OH-58, UH-1, AH-1, CH-47, and C-26 aircraft and has obtained over 5,600 accident-free flying hours. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Chaminade University of Honolulu.

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