Hoeven Statement on Major General Sprynczynatyk's Retirement from Adjutant General of North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement congratulating Major General David Sprynczynatyk upon his retirement as Adjutant General of the North Dakota National Guard.

“Major General Sprynczynatyk has done an outstanding job serving the state of North Dakota for more than 40 years in two of the most important roles in state government. As governor in 2006, I had the honor of appointing him adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard, where he led the finest Guard in the country. We worked together for a decade through multiple overseas deployments of our men and women in the Guard to fight the War on Terror in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, as well as through major wildfires, flooding and other natural disasters at home in North Dakota.

“Prior to his serving as adjutant general, I had the honor of appointing him director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation, where he did an outstanding job, as well. One of the first major infrastructure projects we undertook was four-laning Highway 2 between Minot and Williston, which was completed in 2008. The project proved to be a tremendous benefit as oil development in western North Dakota grew tremendously in the subsequent years.

“Dave began his career more than 40 years ago at the State Water Commission shortly before he joined the National Guard. The experience he gained there, as well as at the Transportation Department where he managed major projects, prepared him well for his various duties as adjutant general and head of the state Department of Emergency Services, which is under his administration.

“Over the years, it has been a pleasure to see Major General Sprynczynatyk’s dedication recognized through various awards and honors for his work. I join the State of North Dakota in thanking Major General Sprynczynatyk for his tireless commitment to service, and I wish him and his wife Connie the best for any future endeavors.”

Major General Al Dohrmann has been appointed by Governor Dalrymple to replace Sprynczynatyk to serve as Adjutant General. Maj. Gen. Dohrmann began his military career in 1983, when he accepted his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army. In 1991, he left active duty and joined the North Dakota Army Guard where he was transferred to the Engineer branch. He has served as operations officer for the 164th RTI, Operations Officer and Executive Officer for the 141 Engineer Battalion, Staff Judge Advocate for the North Dakota National Guard, J1 and Chief of Staff for the North Dakota Joint Force Headquarters and Land Component Commander of the North Dakota Army National Guard.