Siegelman Announces Michael Sumrall to Become Alabama Adjutant General
Signs Executive Order Establishing Governors
National Guard Advisory Commission
Montgomery Gov. Don Siegelman today announced that Col. Michael Hart Sumrall will assume the duties of Alabama Adjutant General on September 1.
I am confident that Col. Sumrall will work hard to ensure that the Alabama National Guard is stronger than ever, and I am pleased that he will be joining my cabinet, Siegelman said.
Sumrall is currently U.S. Property and Fiscal Officer for Alabama, where he is responsible for the management of all Federal assets allocated to the Alabama Army, responsible for the management of 132 armories, two air national guard bases, passenger and freight transportation and other duties.
He is a native of Mobile and earned a bachelors degree from the University of South Alabama and post graduate degrees from Florida Institute of Technology. His military career began in 1970 when he was commissioned as a second lieutenant (2LT) in the Army National Guard (ARNGUS).
He is married and has two grown children.
Siegelman today also signed Executive Order 56 establishing the Governors National Guard Advisory Commission which is charged with developing a strategy to assist the governor, adjutant general and others in meeting the military mission requirements of the Alabama National Guard.
Siegelman has named Elmer Harris to serve as chairperson of the commission. Harris today commended the governors selection of Sumrall to serve as adjutant general.
Col. Sumrall is very familiar with the various challenges and opportunities involved with the Alabama National Guard, Harris said. He is an excellent choice to head up this most important function of government.
Maj. Gen. James A. Mickle has been named vice-chair of the commission.
Col. Sumralls exceptional broad experience of 34 years makes him particularly well-suited for this significant leadership position, added Mickle.
Sumrall replaces Gen. Willie Alexander.
I am extremely grateful to Gen. Alexander for his willingness to serve our great state, Siegelman added. His years of service to the U.S. Army, the Alabama National Guard and to my administration are deeply appreciated.