AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul R. LePage presented the Legion of Merit award today to Brig. Gen. James D. Campbell, the adjutant general of Maine. Legion of Merit is a military award that is given to members of the United States Armed Forces for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.
“I am proud to present this prestigious award to a man who contributes so much to the protection, safety and well-being of the state,” LePage said in a press statement. “The Maine National Guard is an invaluable resource to the citizens of Maine. Gen. Campbell’s leadership gives me great confidence in our troops at home or abroad, no matter what the mission.”
Campbell earned the award as Maine’s 39th adjutant general for transforming readiness and professional military culture to the highest levels in Maine history.
LePage’s office pointed out that his direct influence in lifting the readiness of the Maine National Guard has drawn national attention and set the example for other states to follow.
The ceremony was held at Camp Keyes and attended by several senior staff members and representatives from the Maine National Guard.