Major General David A. Sprynczynatyk was appointed North Dakota’s Adjutant General by Gov. John Hoeven on August 26, 2006. Prior to his appointment, Sprynczynatyk served as Director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation.
As Adjutant General, Sprynczynatyk commands 4,500 North Dakota Air and Army National Guard men and women, with approximately 1,100 full-time federal and state employees. He is responsible for state and national missions and directs the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, which is comprised of the Division of Homeland Security and the Division of State Radio Communications.
The General’s military service began in 1972 when he enlisted as a photographer in the 116th Public Information Detachment. In 1978, he received a direct commission to First Lieutenant in the 164th Engineer Group. Prior to his current assignment, Sprynczynatyk served as Director of Logistics (J-4) for the National Guard Bureau located in Arlington, VA. He was promoted to Major General in January 2006.