Episode 385. MG Haldane B. Lamberton-The Adjutant General Kentucky National Guard
MG Lamberton was commissioned in the Infantry upon graduation from the University of KY. ROTC Program in 1986.
His 1st assignment was with the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.
During his time in the 82nd, he served as Mortar Platoon Leader, HHC, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, then Rifle Company Executive Officer, Company C, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, & HHC, 1st Brigade Staff.
His assignments with the 82nd included Operation Golden Pheasant, Operation Just Cause & Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
After completing the Infantry Officer Advanced Course (IOAC), MG Lamberton served as a staff officer with the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division, Korea continuing his time in the 506th as the Bravo Rifle Company Commander.
Following his time on Active Duty, he moved back to Louisville, KY, and pursued a successful career in finance while serving as a traditional guardsman with the Kentucky National Guard. After assignments during Operation Noble Eagle & Operation Iraqi Freedom, he transitioned to a full-time role with the Kentucky Army National Guard.
For the National Guard, he served in many positions from the 149th Brigade,35th Infantry Div., as Commander of 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry, 42nd Infantry Division, as Director of Military Support, as Director of HR, & as Director of Logistics.
After his 2009 completion of the Army War College, he returned to KY, serving in multiple State HQ positions, including Commander, 238th Regional Training Institute & the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Facility in Greenville, KY.
His time in the KY. Ntnl. Guard culminated in being appointed the 53rd Adjutant General of the Commonwealth of KY. by Gov. Andrew Beshear on December 10, 2019.
He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Kentucky, & a Master in Strategic Studies from the U. S. Army War College.
He & his wife Karen, a retired nurse practitioner, are the proud parents to Claire, Philip, & 2 grandchildren (Celia & Forest).
Hal’s interests & focus are his family, especially the grandkids, reading & flying, and his & Karen’s participation in the community & military.