Former Northwoods Woman Leads Wisconsin Army National Guard

Jun 7, 2018

Brig. Gen. Joane Mathews
Credit Wisconsin Army National Guard

The Wisconsin Army National Guard celebrated the first woman — as well as first Native American — to serve as Wisconsin’s deputy adjutant general for Army during a formal change of authority ceremony last week at Volk Field. Major General Mark Anderson relinquished the post to Brigadier General Joane Mathews, who most recently served as the assistant adjutant general for readiness and training. Mathews was born in Lac du Flambeau.

In an interview with WXPR, General Mathews says along with all the attention given during the ceremony, she had a special visitor...