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Skip Vincent
Board Member

skip.vincent@minutemaninstitute.org

 

 

Brig Gen Vincent was appointed as Mobilization Assistant to Director of Strategy and Policy, U.S. Pacific Command on 1 January 2007. He has a key role in the Pacific Command’s effort to shape and maintain regional security through development of diplomatic, economic, and military policies. This includes building and maintaining military-to-military and political-military relationships among the 43 nations within the Pacific region covering over 51% of the globe. Activities include disaster management, humanitarian assistance, homeland defense, appropriate oversight of reserve component matters, and, as a senior leader within the directorate, oversight of strategy and policy issues that influence the Pacific region.

Brig Gen Vincent enlisted in the Hawaii Army National Guard in 1973
and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant through the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia in 1976. He then traded in his Army National Guard commission for an Air Guard commission in 1982. After attending undergraduate navigator training, he began his flying career as an F-4 Weapons System Officer in the Hawaii ANG.

During his National Guard career, Brig Gen Vincent has held a variety of command and staff positions at unit, state, and air staff levels. He also served on several national committees to include a period as Chairman of the ANG Mission Support Group Commander’s Field Advisory Council and President, National Guard Association - Hawaii Chapter. He has commanded at company, squadron, and group levels, as well as commanded in combat during the Balkans conflict and most recently in the Middle East.

Prior to his current assignment, Brig Gen Vincent served as the Assistant Adjutant General – Air, Hawaii National Guard.