Military Department

Agency Website

Statutory Authority

Connecticut General Statutes Titles 27 and 28

Agency History

1637, May 11

General Courts established a military arm of the government

1939, Chapter 345 (Public Acts)

Military Department established to consolidate the Adjutant General, Quartermaster General, Armory Board, and Armory Board Inspector

1959, Public Act 59-333

Office of Civil Defense becomes a division in the Military Department

1979, Public Act 77-614

Transferred to new Department of Public Safety for administrative purposes only

Published Histories/Articles

Not available

Archived Military Department website as harvested by the Connecticut State Library, Connecticut Digital Archive

Agency Documents

Check the State Library catalog for availability of publications by the agency:

Annual Reports are located in:

Documents of the State of Connecticut
Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor [CSL Call Number ConnDoc F40 d]
2002-, online version

State Archives Record Group: RG 013

List of Heads


Years of Service

Adjutant General  
William F. Ladd Jan. 1, 1930-Sept. 18, 1939
Kenneth F. Cramer (Acting) Jan. 16, 1939-Sept. 15, 1939
Reginald B. DeLacour Sept. 16, 1939-1948
Frederick G. Reincke 1949-1963
E. Donald Walsh 1964-1971
John F. Freund 1972-1976, 1980-1981
John F. Gore 1982-1984
John T. Gereski 1985-1991
David W. Gay 1992-1998
William A. Cugno 1999-2004
Thaddeus J. Martin 2005-Present