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Brigadier General Timothy J. LaBarge

Director, Joint Staff, New York National Guard

Acting Commander New York Air National Guard

Brigadier General Timothy J. LaBarge, Acting Commander, New York Air National GuardBrig. Gen. Timothy J. LaBarge is the Director, Joint Staff (DJS) for the New York National Guard (NYNG). As the Director, Joint Staff General LaBarge manages NYNG Joint Staff and joint military programs.

He is also currently serving as the Acting Commander of the New York Air National Guard. As acting commander he oversees the 5,800- New York Air National Guard personnel who operate in five wings and the Eastern Air Defense Sector.

As Director of Joint Staff LaBarge is the principle executive assistant and advisor to The Adjutant General (TAG).

LaBarge oversees the development, execution, and evaluation of programs/policies pertaining to command, control, operation, and management of the joint functions at the Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQs) for the employment of NYNG forces in response to state/domestic emergencies. He also oversees NYNG Homeland Security programs to include; Homeland Response Force, CBRNE Task Force, Civil Support Teams, Joint Task Force - Empire Shield, Counterdrug, State Partnership Program, a 24/7 Joint Operations Center, Critical Infrastructure Protection - Mission Assurance Assessment Team, and Citizen Preparedness Corps. General LaBarge acts in the absence of TAG on joint staff matters and actively builds relationships/liaison with Federal, State, and local government agencies.

LaBarge graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1983 and received his Air Force commission through the Officer Training School program in 1984. After serving eight years in the United States Air Force, General LaBarge joined the New York Air National Guard in 1991 where he has served in leadership positions at the squadron, group and wing level, including two Wing Commands.

He has also served at Headquarters New York Air National Guard and Headquarters, United States Air Force. General LaBarge is a command pilot with over 5,700 hours in the T-37, T-38, C-5, C-130, LC-130 and C-17 aircraft. He has flown combat missions and combat support missions in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom as well as polar airlift missions in Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze. Prior to his current position General LaBarge was the Wing Commander of the 105th Airlift Wing at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, New York.


Bachelor of Science in Biology, Saint Lawrence University, Canton, New York
Squadron Officer School (SOS), by correspondence
Air Command and Staff College (ACSC), by correspondence
Air War College (AWC), by correspondence
Level IV AT/FP, by in residence
Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, by in residence
Master of Arts in Military Studies/Strategic Leadership, American Military University, Charles Town, West Virginia
Joint Task Force Commanders Course (NORTHCOM), by in residence
National Security Studies Management Course (NSSMC), Syracuse University, by in residence
Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM), by in residence
Senior Leader Orientation Course (SLOC), by in residence
General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar, Harvard University, by in residence


1. December 1983 - April 1984
Student, Officers Training School, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2. April 1984 - April 1985
Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Reese Air Force Base, Texas
3. April 1985 - August 1985
Student, Pilot Instructor Training, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
4. September 1985 - February 1989
Instructor/Evaluator Pilot, Wing Spin Pilot, Flight Commander, Reese Air Force Base, Texas
5. February 1989 - May 1989
Student, C-5 Qualification School, Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
6. June 1989 - December 1991
Aircraft CC, Squadron Safety Officer, Wing Command Post Controller, Dover Air Force Base, Del.
7. December 1991 - October 1996
Evaluator Pilot, 137th Airlift Squadron, Newburgh, N.Y.
8. October 1996 - August 1998
Squadron Operations Officer, 137th Airlift Squadron, Newburgh, N.Y.
9. August 1998 - February 2005
Chief, Standardization/Evaluation, 105th Airlift Wing, Newburgh, N.Y.
10. February 2005 - February 2006
Chief, Wing Command Post, 105th Airlift Wing, Newburgh, N.Y.
11. February 2006 - July 2007
Deputy Director of Operations, Chief of Plans and Programs, Total Force Integration Project Officer, New York Air National Guard, Latham, N.Y.
12. September 2006 - March 2007
Staff Officer, Directorate of Total Force Integration, United States Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
13. July 2007 - March 2008
Director of Staff, Air Component, New York Air National Guard, Latham, N.Y.
14. March 2008 - June 2010
Vice Wing Commander, 109th Airlift Wing, Scotia, N.Y.
15. June 2010 - April 2012
Wing Commander, 109th Airlift Wing, Scotia, N.Y.
16. April 2012 - May 2016
Wing Commander, 105th Airlift Wing, Newburgh, N.Y.
17. May 2016 - July 2018
Chief of Staff, Head Quarters New York Air National Guard, Latham, N.Y.
18. July 2018 - Present
Director of Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Latham, N.Y.
19. October 2018 - Present
Acting Commander New York Air National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, Latham, N.Y.




As of October 2018

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