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Major General Timothy J. LaBarge

Commander, New York Air National Guard

Major General Timothy J. LaBarge, Commander, New York Air National GuardMajor General Timothy J. LaBarge serves as the Assistant Adjutant General and as the Commander, New York Air National Guard, Latham, N.Y. He is the primary advisor on all Air Guard matters to The Adjutant General. In this role, General LaBarge is responsible for establishing policy and monitoring operations of more than 5800 people and 42 aircraft assigned to five flying units and four geographically separated support units. He is responsible for administering over $340 million in annual payroll with over $540 million in annual economic impact.

General LaBarge graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1983 and received his Air Force commission from the Officer Training School in 1984. After serving eight years in the United States Air Force, General LaBarge joined the New York ANG 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 ANG and Headquarters, United States Air Force. General LaBarge is a command pilot with over 5,800 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, IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM, as well as polar airlift missions in Antarctica in support of Operation DEEP FREEZE. Prior to his current position, the General was the Chief of Staff, New York ANG, Latham, N.Y.


Bachelors of Science in Biology, Saint Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y.
Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
Air War College, by correspondence
Level IV AT/FP, Washington, D.C.
Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, National Defense University, Norfolk Naval Station, Va.
Master of Arts in Military Studies/Strategic Leadership, American Military University, Charles Town, West Virginia
National Security Studies Management Course, Syracuse University, N.Y.
Joint Task Force Commanders Training Course, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Dual Status Commanders Course, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Harvard University, General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Senior Leader Orientation Course, Joint Base Andrew, Md.
Continuous Process Improvement for Executives, San Antonio, Texas
Middle East and South Asia Seminar, Washington D.C.


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, Oklahoma
6. June 1989 - December 1991
Aircraft CC, Squadron Safety Officer, Wing Command Post Controller, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware
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. (September 2006 - March 2007, Staff Officer, Directorate of Total Force Integration, United States Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.)
12. July 2007 - March 2008
Director of Staff, Air Component, New York Air National Guard, Latham, N.Y.
13. March 2008 - June 2010
Vice Commander, 109th Airlift Wing, Scotia, N.Y.
14. June 2010 - April 2012
Commander, 109th Airlift Wing, Scotia, N.Y.
15. April 2012 - May 2016
Commander, 105th Airlift Wing, Newburgh, N.Y.
16. May 2016 - July 2018
Chief of Staff, New York Air National Guard, Latham, N.Y.
17. August 2018 - October 2018
Director of Joint Staff - NY, Joint Forces Headquarters (JFHQ), Latham, N.Y.
18. October 2018 - Present
Assistant Adjutant General, New York Air National Guard, Latham, N.Y.




Current as of March 2019

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