AUGUSTA, Maine – Gov. Paul R. LePage today appointed three new military Aides-de-Camp as authorized by state law in a ceremony in the Cabinet Room.
These individuals, who are the commanders of their respective veterans organizations, are appointed to the honorary rank of colonel and assist the governor with activities affecting their organizations. They also advise the governor and the commissioner of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management on issues affecting veterans within Maine.
This year’s Aides-de-Camp are Richard P. Fournier, Disabled American Veterans; John E. Poulin, Marine Corps League; and David D. Williams, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Also named but not present is Kenneth Bouchard, American Legion. Also present at the appointment ceremony was Brigadier General James D. Campbell, the Adjutant General, who presented the commanders with the insignia designating the position of colonel.
These individuals will hold their appointment as an Aide-de-Camp while they remain commanders or chairmen of their organizations.
“These veterans have served Maine and the nation in times of war and peace, and continue to serve the members in their respective organizations,” said Gov. LePage in a prepared statement. “I look forward to working with them as key advisers so that Maine can continue to provide the best quality services to all our veterans.”