Linda L. Singh

Linda L. Singh is a retired major general of the Maryland Army National Guard.

Linda L. Singh
BornUnited States of America
Allegiance State of Maryland
Service/branch United States Army
Years of serviceMore than 30
Rank Major general

She was appointed as the 29th adjutant general of Maryland effective January 21, 2015, responsible for the daily operations of the Maryland Military Department, which includes the Maryland Army National Guard, Maryland Air National Guard, Maryland Emergency Management Agency, and Maryland Defense Force. She was a senior advisor to the Governor of Maryland, and was responsible for the readiness, administration, and training of more than 6,700 members of the Military Department. As the adjutant general, she served as the official channel of communication between the governor and the National Guard Bureau and served as a member of the governor’s cabinet. She retired on September 15th, 2019.


Singh received her commission in 1991 through the Maryland Military Academy's Officer Candidate School in Reisterstown, Maryland. Her military career spans more than 30 years of service in both the enlisted and officer ranks. She has served at many levels of command and in various staff assignments, two of which were overseas deployments to Kosovo and a combat tour to Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Her previous military assignments include Commander of the Maryland Army National Guard and Director of the Joint Staff.

As Commander of the Maryland National Guard, Singh was a leader in controlling the 2015 Baltimore protests.[1]


  • From 1981 – October 1991 – Enlisted member of the Maryland Army National Guard
  • December 1991 – October 1992 – Maintenance Control Officer, Headquarters & Maintenance Support Battalion,729th Forward Support Battalion, Hagerstown, Maryland
  • November 1992 – November 1995 – Maintenance Officer/Executive Officer, B Co., 229th Main Support Battalion, Reisterstown, Maryland
  • November 1995 – November 1997 – Commander, B Co., 229th Main Support Battalion, Reisterstown, Maryland
  • November 1997 – September 1999 – S-4, Headquarters & A Co., 229th Main Support Battalion Reisterstown, Maryland
  • October 1999 – August 2001 – Material Management Officer, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 29th Division Support
  • August 2001 – October 2002 – Support Operations Officer, Headquarters & A Co., 229th Main Support Battalion, Reisterstown, Maryland
  • November 2002 – April 2004 – Battalion Commander, 581st Readiness Battalion, Glen Arm, MD
  • May 2004 – January 2006 – Battalion Commander, 229th Main Support Battalion, Reisterstown, Maryland
  • January 2006 – September 2009 – Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, Detachment 1, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 29th Infantry Division, Towson, Maryland
  • October 2009 – June 2011 – Regimental Commander, Headquarters 70th Regiment (LDR), Reisterstown, Maryland
  • June 2011 – July 2012 – Chief Current Operations, Afghanistan National Security Forces, 29th Infantry Division Headquarters, FWD 3, Towson, Maryland
  • August 2012 – July 2013 – Director of the Joint Staff, Maryland National Guard, Reisterstown, Maryland
  • August 2013 – January 2015 – Commander of the Maryland Army National Guard, Baltimore, Maryland
  • January 2015 – September, 2019 – The Adjutant General, Joint Force Headquarters, Maryland National Guard, Baltimore, Maryland

Awards and decorations

Personal life

Singh grew up in Frederick County, Md., and is a long time Maryland resident of Prince George’s County where she currently resides with her husband and two daughters. [2][3] She retired as Managing Director in Accenture's Health and Public Service North America operating unit in May 2016. Her responsibilities included managing all operational activities to include the financials, strategic business plans, quality programs, program delivery programs, human resource management, business approvals, internal controls and sales activities for a budget that exceeded $3 billion. She managed a global team in order to leverage capabilities from Accenture's global public service business as well as external partnering relationships. She previously served as the Commercial Director for the Public Safety Portfolio, the account lead for the Veterans Affairs and the account lead for the Army.

See also


  1. Jena McGregor (April 28, 2015). "The woman leading the Maryland National Guard". Washington Post. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  2. Arthur Hirsch (February 28, 2015). "Md. National Guard leadership takes historic turn". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
  3. Ian Duncan (February 26, 2015). "With personable style, new general takes over the National Guard". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved April 27, 2015.

Further reading


Military offices
Preceded by
Maj. Gen. James A. Adkins
Adjutant General of Maryland
2015 – present
Succeeded by
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