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Maj. Gen. John Bill Libby, Ret.


John (Bill) Libby is a retired Major General in the United States Army having served 44 years on both active duty and in the Maine Army National Guard. Bill was born and raised in Lewiston, Maine, graduated from Lewiston High School and the University of Maine with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree.

He was commissioned from the Army ROTC program at Maine. Upon commissioning, he attended the Artillery Officer Basic Course at Fort Sill, OK and after a year long assignment at Fort Hood, TX, deployed to Vietnam as a member of the 1st Cavalry Division. Subsequent assignments on active duty included the Artillery Officers Advance Course, ROTC Instructor at the University of Massachusetts and service in Germany. He resigned from active duty and joined the Maine Army National Guard and held a variety of assignments to include Commander of Task Force Dirigo in Guatemala.

Bill was appointed by Governor John Baldacci as the Adjutant General and served in that capacity for 9 years until his retirement. He served on SMAA’s Vet to Vet Shared Leadership Team before signing on as an incorporator and director of Vet to Vet Maine’s board.

Maj. Gen. John Bill Libby, Ret.
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