Major General Linda L. Singh was
appointed as The 29th Adjutant General of Maryland effective, January 21, 2015.
The Adjutant General is 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 is a senior advisor to the governor and is responsible for the
readiness, administration, and training of more than 6,700 members of the
Military Department with an annual
budget of more than $314 million. As The Adjutant General, she serves as the
official channel of
communication between the governor and
the National Guard Bureau and serves as a member of the governor’s cabinet.
General 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. She received
her commission in 1991 through Officer Candidate School at the Maryland
Military Academy in Reisterstown, Md. Her military career spans more than 36
years of service in both the enlisted and officer ranks. She has served in
staff and command assignments at every level, including deployed assignments in
Kosovo and a combat tour in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
She retired as Managing Director in
Accenture's Health and Public Service North America operating unit in May of
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 dollars.
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
Her military decorations include the
Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal and many more. General Singh is a
graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army
War College where she received a master’s degree in Strategic Studies. She
holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia Union
College, a master’s degree in Business Administration, Military Management from
Touro International University, a Master’s Certificate in Six Sigma from
Villanova University, a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from
Capella University, is a graduate of the United States Northern Command Joint
Task Force Commander’s course and is a fellow from the International Women’s
Leadership program at Harvard University/INSEAD.