Brigadier General (PA)
Deputy Adjutant General – Veterans Affairs
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Brigadier General (PA) Maureen Weigl was appointed Deputy Adjutant General for Veterans Affairs on April 12, 2021. In this position she supervises the administration of state veterans' programs, reintegration and outreach, and veteran initiatives for more than 700,000 veterans and their dependents. She also oversees the operation of the commonwealth's six veterans' homes.
She retired from the Army in May 2016 after serving for 25 years. Since her retirement, Maureen has become a small business owner and entrepreneur. She also has served with numerous organizations as a military and veterans' advisor. She helps teach military history with Veterans National Education Program, where she teaches military history to JROTC and ROTC through the experiences of those who served. She served on a Veteran task force for the Lieutenant Governor of PA for two years and cohosted the Philadelphia Veterans Day Parade for the past seven years.
Maureen was commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1993 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Pittsburgh. She served in the Army Reserves, Active Army with the 10th Mountain Division, the New York Army National Guard, the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and National Guard Bureau over her 25-year career. In 1994, as a newly commissioned lieutenant, she deployed to Haiti in 1994 to support Operation Uphold Democracy. In 2008, in response to the large number of personnel who returned from combat theaters with traumatic brain injury (TBI) or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), then-MAJ Weigl was selected by the Director of the Army National Guard to deploy to Iraq to research methods of documenting those Service Members who were exposed to rapid acceleration and or concussive events (such as IED Blasts).
As an Adjutant General Corps Officer, Brig. Gen. (PA) Weigl has extensive experience in human resource management. As the Deputy Division Chief for the Army National Guard Strength Maintenance Division, she provided the policies, incentives, and goals for the daily recruiting and retention operations of the 54 States and Territories to maintain an end strength of 358,200 for the Army National Guard. She administered a 500-million-dollar annual budget, which included contract negotiations, procurement, and solicitations, and sports marketing contracts. Later, while serving as the Chief, Soldier and Family Support Division, she developed and implemented policies and to minimize unemployment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and suicide in the National Guard.
Brig. Gen. (PA) Weigl served as the Executive Assistant for the first Vice Chief, National Guard Bureau (VCNBG), then-Lt Gen Joseph L. Lengyel. She coordinated Congressional staffs, all levels of Department of Defense (DoD), the Inter-agency and State Governments.
Brig. Gen. (PA) Weigl holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Communications from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master's in Business Ethics from Duquesne University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. She also holds a Post Graduate certificate in Human Resources from the Pennsylvania State University and completed both the United States Northern Command Joint Domestic Operations Course and the Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executive Seminar in National and International Security. Brig. Gen. (PA) Weigl is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Project Manager, Executive Leadership Coach, and a member of the American Legion, VFW, and Catholic War Veterans. Maureen has served Veterans since retirement and has been partnering with clothing manufacturers to make adjustable clothing for Veterans and others with prosthetic limbs.
As of Feb. 2023