Brigadier General Frances M. Auclair is the Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Maine and also serves as Commander, Maine Air National Guard. General Auclair is the principal advisor to the Governor and The Adjutant General on matters pertaining to the Maine Air National Guard. She is responsible for the command, control and operations of plans and programs affecting more than 1,100 Maine Air National Guard personnel located in Augusta, Bangor, and South Portland. Her broad range of responsibilities includes ensuring combat readiness and mission capability of a tanker wing and two geographically separated mission support units. She assumed this position October 2, 2008.
General Auclair enlisted in the United States Navy in 1972 as a Hospital Corpsman. She joined the Maine Air National Guard as an Administrative Clerk in December 1979 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant after completing Officer Training School in 1981. General Auclair has served in various operations and command positions and in 2000 was selected as the Vice Commander, 101st Air Refueling Wing. General Auclair was the first non-rated Vice Wing Commander in the Air National Guard.