Brigadier General Carolyn J. Protzmann is Assistant Adjutant General - Air, New Hampshire National Guard. She also serves Commander, New Hampshire Air National Guard. General Protzmann is responsible for the command, control and operations of plans and programs of over 1000 New Hampshire Air National Guard personnel located at Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire. She is responsible to the Adjutant General for the combat and operational readiness of the New Hampshire Air National Guard and the ability of the 157th Air Refueling Wing to perform its federal and state mission. In addition, she is appointed as a dual-status commander, which authorizes control of active-duty troops as well as National Guard troops during state emergencies.
General Protzmann joined the United States Air Force in 1978, receiving her commission through Officer Training School in February 1979. She served as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer for two years, working with both transport and fighter aircraft and was a Wing Plans Officer for a tactical fighter wing in the Air Force at Royal Air Force Bentwaters, England for three years. General Protzmann has been a member of the New Hampshire Air National Guard since 1984.