Virginia Defense Force Leaders

Governor of Virginia
Gov. Glenn Youngkin

Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs
Secretary Craig Crenshaw

Adjutant General of Virginia
Maj. Gen. James W. Ring

Virginia Defense Force Interim Commander
Col. (Va.) Richard Diddams

Deputy Commander
Col. (Va.) David W. James

Command Chief Warrant Officer
Chief Warrant Officer 5 (Va.) H. Monty Willaford

Command Sergeant Major
Command Sgt. Maj. (Va.) Christopher Frederick Sr.

Acting Chief of Staff
Col. (Va.) David W. James

VDF Operations Manager
Currently vacant

1st Regiment, Virginia Defense Force
Commander
Lt. Col. (Va.) Rick Murdock

Command Sergeant Major
Command Sergeant Major (Va.) Christopher C. Howlett

Support Operations Group, Virginia Defense Force
Commander
Col. (Va.) Donald J. Thornley

Command Sergeant Major
Currently vacant