Brigadier General Francis J. Evon, Jr.
Major General Francis J. Evon, Jr.

Major General Francis J. Evon, Jr. is the Adjutant General of the Connecticut National Guard. He is responsible to the Governor and the Chief, National Guard Bureau, for providing operationally trained, equipped and mission-ready forces to support both U.S. mobilization requirements and state emergency operations to include developing and coordinating counter terrorism and domestic preparedness contingencies for the State of Connecticut. He implements policies, programs, and plans as the direct link to all state assigned National Guard resources, providing information and evaluation, issue resolution and action recommendations.

General Evon began his military career in 1985 as an enlisted Anti-Tank Crewman in the Combat Support Company, 2nd Battalion, 102nd Infantry of the Connecticut Army National Guard. He was commissioned through the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps in 1989. Brigadier General Evon has held command leadership positions at the Company, Battalion, and Brigade levels. He served as Commander of the 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom from November 2009 to November 2010.

Prior to his current assignment, General Evon served as the Assistant Adjutant General for the Connecticut Army National Guard.

    MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED:
  • Army Strategic Education Program-Basic (ASEP-B)
  • Human Resource Manager Course
  • Senior Leader Seminar
  • U.S. Army War College
  • United States Army Combined Arms and Service Staff School
  • Infantry Officer Basic Course
  • Infantry Officer Advanced Course
    EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
  • Second Lieutenant May 30, 1989
  • First Lieutenant May 23, 1992
  • Captain Aug. 1, 1996
  • Major April 9, 2002
  • Lt. Colonel Sept. 27, 2006
  • Colonel May 24, 2012
  • Brigadier General Dec. 7, 2016
    MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
  • Legion of Merit
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Army Achievement Medal (1 Bronze Oak leaf Cluster
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
  • National Defense Service Medal (Bronze Service Star)
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Gold Hourglass Device and M Device)
  • Overseas Service Ribbon
  • Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • NATO Meritorious Service Medal
  • NATO Medal
  • Connecticut Veterans War Time Service Medal
  • Connecticut Long Service Medal (30Yrs)
  • Connecticut Mobilization Service Ribbon
  • Connecticut Emergency Service Ribbon (4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Combat Infantryman Badge


    ASSIGNMENTS:
  • Aug. 2016 - June 2018 Assistant Adjutant General, Connecticut Joint Force Headquarters, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Oct. 2014 - Aug. 2016 Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel/ G1, Joint Forces Headquarters, Connecticut National Guard, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Aug. 2012 - Oct. 2014 Commander, 85th Troop Command, Connecticut Army National Guard, Niantic, Connecticut
  • Dec. 2011 - Aug. 2012 Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel/ G1, Joint Forces Headquarters, Connecticut National Guard, Hartford, Connecticut
  • March 2011 - Dec. 2011 J7/Director of Joint Training, Joint Forces Headquarters, Connecticut National Guard, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Nov. 2009 - Jan. 2011 Commander, 1st Battalion 102nd Infantry, Afghanistan
  • Sept. 2007 - March 2011 Commander, 102nd Infantry, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (MTN), 42nd Infantry Division, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Dec. 2003 - Sept. 2007 Executive Officer, Joint Forces Headquarters, Connecticut Army National Guard, Hartford, Connecticut
  • June 2003 - Dec. 2003 Chief, Force Projection Officer, HHD STARC (-), Connecticut Army National Guard, Hartford, Connecticut
  • April 2003 - June 2003 Assistant Operations Officer, Headquarters, 169th Leadership Regiment, Connecticut Army National Guard, Niantic, Connecticut
  • March 2002 - April 2003 Administrative Officer, Headquarters, 169th Leadership Regiment, Connecticut Army National Guard, Niantic, Connecticut
  • Jan. 2001 - March 2002 Brigade S-2, Headquarters, 85th Troop Command, State Area Command, New London, Connecticut
  • Oct. 1999 - Jan. 2001 Battalion S-4, 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry, 43rd Infantry Brigade, 26th Infantry Division, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Oct. 1998 - Oct. 1999 Battalion S-1, 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry, 43rd Infantry Brigade, 26th Infantry Division, New Haven, Connecticut
  • July 1996 - Oct. 1998 Company Commander, Company C, 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry, 43rd Infantry Brigade, 26th Infantry Division, Bristol, Connecticut
  • Nov. 1994 - July 1996 Executive Officer, Company C, 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry, 43rd Infantry Brigade, 26th Infantry Division, Bristol, Connecticut
  • Oct. 1992 - Nov. 1994 Mortar Platoon Leader, Company C, 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry, 43rd Infantry Brigade, 26th Infantry Division, Bristol, Connecticut
  • Nov. 1991 - Oct. 1992 Rifle Platoon Leader, Detachment 1, Company C (-), 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry, 43rd Infantry Brigade, 26th Infantry Division, Torrington, Connecticut
  • Oct. 1989 - Nov. 1991 Rifle Platoon Leader, Company C (-), 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry, 43rd Infantry Brigade, 26th Infantry Division, Bristol, Connecticut