Louisiana National Guard

Assistant Adjutant General

Major General Lee W. Hopkins

Major General Lee Hopkins is currently the Assistant Adjutant General for the Louisiana National Guard. He serves as the principal military advisor to The Adjutant General of the State of Louisiana and is responsible for assisting in the deployment and coordination of programs, policies, and plans for the Louisiana Army and Air National Guard.

MG Hopkins holds a Bachelor degree from Louisiana State University and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.

MG Hopkins was commissioned in 1986 through the State Officer Candidate School of the Louisiana Army National Guard.  Prior to receiving his commission, MG Hopkins served as an enlisted member of the 205th Engineer Battalion in the Louisiana Army National Guard.  Following various leadership and staff assignments at the company and battalion level, MG Hopkins was selected to serve as the Battalion Commander of the 1088th Engineer Battalion in December 2003.  MG Hopkins led the 1088th Engineer Battalion in Baghdad, Iraq during 2004-2005 in support of the 256th Infantry Brigade and Multi-national Division Baghdad.  Upon his return from Operation Iraqi Freedom, MG Hopkins served as the Executive Officer for the 256th Infantry Brigade and the Deputy Commander of the 225th Engineer Brigade.  Prior to his current assignment, MG Hopkins served as the Director of the Joint Staff, Director of Plans and Operations (J3/7) for the Louisiana National Guard, Joint Director of Military Support, and Recruiting and Retention Commander.

MG Hopkins’ military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Russian Basic Course, Military Intelligence Officer Advance Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College.

His awards, decorations, and honors include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, U.S. Coast Guard Special Operations Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, Louisiana Legion of Merit, Louisiana Cross of Merit, Louisiana Retention Ribbon, Louisiana War Cross, Louisiana Cold War Victory Ribbon, Louisiana Emergency Service Medal, and Louisiana Longevity Ribbon.

MG Hopkins and his wife Lori reside in St. Francisville, Louisiana.  They have two daughters, Ellen and Emma.

(Current as of August 2021)

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