Michael D. Dubie (born March 25, 1960) is a retired United States Air Force officer who attained the rank of Lieutenant General while serving as the Deputy Commander of United States Northern Command from 2012 to 2015. From 2006 to 2012 he was Adjutant General of the State of Vermont, serving as the senior uniformed officer in the state responsible for the organization, training and equipage of the 4,000 members of the Vermont Army and Air National Guard. As Adjutant General, he also served as inspector general, quartermaster general and head of the State Military Department, including Veterans Affairs.
Michael David Dubie was born in Burlington, Vermont on March 25, 1960. He is a 1978 graduate of Essex High School in Essex Junction, Vermont. Dubie graduated from the University of Vermont in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
He began his military career in 1979 at the University of Vermont (ROTC) and simultaneously joined the 150th Aviation Battalion in the Vermont Army National Guard. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1981 and later transferred to the Vermont Air National Guard.
General Dubie held a variety of command, supervisory and staff positions at the 158th Fighter Wing and Vermont State Headquarters and served as the assistant adjutant general responsible for the Vermont Joint Staff and Joint Force Headquarters. He began as a Second Lieutenant in 1981 and was promoted through the ranks to Major General in 2007.
Additionally, General Dubie commanded the 447th Air Expeditionary Group at the Baghdad International Airport and served as Director of Staff for the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Balad Air Base, Iraq. General Dubie is a command pilot with over 2,000 hours of military flying, the majority in the F-16.
Prior to serving as Adjutant General, Dubie was a pilot for Northwest Airlines. During his civilian career he flew the Boeing 727, Airbus 320, McDonnell Douglas DC-10, and Boeing 747-400.
Later military career
Dubie became Adjutant General in 2006, winning the legislative election to succeed Martha Rainville, who retired to run for the United States House of Representatives. Dubie won election to a full term in 2007, and was reelected in 2009 and 2011. (In Vermont, the Adjutant General is elected for a two-year term by a secret ballot of the Vermont General Assembly.)
In 2010 Dubie became President of the Adjutants General Association of the United States.
Also in 2011 General Dubie oversaw the Vermont National Guard's participation in the recovery following Hurricane Irene. This effort included providing emergency food and water, aiding individuals flooded out of their homes to move to temporary shelter, and assisting in debris removal and reconstructing roads and bridges.
In May, 2012 General Dubie was nominated to succeed Frank J. Grass as Deputy Commander of the United States Northern Command and recommended for promotion to Lieutenant General. Later that month his promotion and appointment were confirmed by the United States Senate.
General Dubie turned command of the Vermont National Guard over to Brigadier General Thomas E. Drew on August 3, 2012. Drew had previously served as Deputy Adjutant General.
Dubie was formally promoted to Lieutenant General in a ceremony on August 14, 2012. His stars were pinned on by his wife and Lieutenant General Harry Wyatt, the Director of the Air National Guard.
In July 2015 Dubie completed his assignment at NORTHCOM and returned to Vermont, where he performed administrative duties and out processing in anticipation of retiring in September. Major General Daniel R. Hokanson, the Adjutant General of Oregon, was announced as Dubie's successor at NORTHCOM.
He retired in a ceremony held on October 2, 2015. At his retirement, Dubie received the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, which was presented by Senator Patrick Leahy.
In November 2015, Dubie joined Revision Military, a Vermont-based maker of military eye wear and other tactical gear, as head of the company's technology subsidiary, which conducts research and development of advanced manufacturing materials for use in protective equipment.
General Dubie's brother Brian Dubie is the former Lieutenant Governor of Vermont and a retired Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve.
In 2011 General Dubie received an honorary doctorate from the University of Vermont. In 2012 St. Michael's College also presented him with an honorary doctorate.
Awards and decorations
|US Air Force Command Pilot Badge|
|North American Aerospace Defense Command Badge|
|United States Northern Command Badge|
|Defense Distinguished Service Medal|
||Air Force Distinguished Service Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster|
|Legion of Merit|
|Bronze Star Medal|
||Meritorious Service Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster|
||Air Force Commendation Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters|
|Army Commendation Medal|
|Joint Meritorious Unit Award|
|Air Force Meritorious Unit Award|
||Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two bronze oak leaf clusters|
||Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with bronze oak leaf cluster|
||Combat Readiness Medal with silver oak leaf cluster|
|Campaign and service medals|
||National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star|
||Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze campaign star|
|Global War on Terrorism Service Medal|
|Service, training, and marksmanship awards|
|Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal|
|Air Force Overseas Short Tour Service Ribbon|
|Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold frame|
||Air Force Longevity Service Award with silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters|
|Armed Forces Reserve Medal with gold Hourglass device, M device and bronze award numeral 2|
|Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon|
|Army Service Ribbon|
|Foreign awards and decorations|
|Canadian Meritorious Service Medal (Military)|
|State awards of the National Guard|
|Vermont Distinguished Service Medal|
|Vermont Commendation Medal|
|Vermont Outstanding Unit Award|
|Vermont Career Service Award|
|Vermont Adjutant General
Thomas E. Drew
Frank J. Grass
|Deputy Commander of United States Northern Command
Daniel R. Hokanson