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Wayne Don To Become Highest Ranking Alaska Native Currently Serving In Alaska National Guard

Feb 4, 2021

Col. Wayne Don
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The Alaska National Guard will soon have a general who is from the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta. Calista Corporation board member Col. Wayne Don will be promoted to the rank of brigadier general on Feb. 7, becoming the highest ranking Alaska Native currently serving in the Alaska National Guard. 

Don currently serves as the Director of the Joint Staff for the Alaska National Guard. In addition to being a Calista board member, Don is the chairman of his village’s corporation, Nunivak Island Mekoryuk Alaska Corporation.

Don’s promotion ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. via Zoom. Details on how to join the Zoom meeting are included below.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85151633484?pwd=SmFodW9oOC9uNmpISzdoK0FaRmNWQT09

 Meeting ID: 851 5163 3484
 

Passcode: 030928

    

There is a correction to an earlier version of this story that stated Col. Wayne Don was the commander of the 103rd Civil Support Team of the Alaska National Guard. That was a position Col. Don previously held. He is currently the Director of the Joint Staff for the Alaska National Guard.

The headline has also been updated to make clear that Col. Don would become the highest ranking Alaska Native currently serving in the Alaska National Guard, not the highest ranking Alaska Native to have ever served in the Alaska National Guard.