Major General Mark E. Bartman is The Adjutant General, Ohio National Guard and will update the Club about the National Guard. He is a member of the Governor’s cabinet and is responsible for the command of the Ohio National Guard and the military readiness of the Ohio Militia. The Ohio National Guard consists of the Ohio Army National Guard, Ohio Air National Guard, Ohio Military Reserve, and Ohio Naval Militia, totaling more than 16,000 personnel. General Bartman supervises the flag officer heads of these components in the day-to-day operation and management of the readiness, fiscal, personnel, equipment, and real property resources of the agency. He has served as the Senior Joint Air Component Coordination Element Director for the 7th Air Force to the Commander, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and United States Forces Korea for Ulchi Freedom Guardian ’14. He was the Air National Guard lead to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force for the Total Force Task Force to develop strategic options for the active, Guard, and Reserve total force capabilities to meet the current and future Air Force requirements. General Bartman graduated from The Ohio State University in 1982 and entered military service in September 1982 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program as a distinguished graduate from Detachment 645. General Bartman has served in various operations and command positions in the United States Air Force and the Ohio Air National Guard. He is a command pilot with more than 3,200 flying hours, including 29 combat missions in Operations Provide Comfort, Northern Watch, and Southern Watch.