Brigadier General Deborah C. McManus is the Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Alaska, and also serves as the Commander, Alaska Air National Guard. Her responsibilities include commanding over 2000 Alaska National Guard members who support airlift, rescue, aerial refueling, air control, and space warning and surveillance missions as well as deploy within the state and worldwide in support of humanitarian emergencies and national defense.
General McManus was commissioned in 1985 through the Academy of Military Science in Knoxville, Tennessee. Prior to receiving her commission, General McManus served as an enlisted member of the Washington District of Columbia and Maryland Air National Guard. General McManus has served in various command positions while assigned to Alaska. Prior to her appointment as the Assistant Adjutant General, General McManus served as the Director of the Joint Staff, providing command and control of National Guard forces in executing homeland defense, defense support to civilian authorities and other domestic emergency missions within the State of Alaska.