WilmU Grad, First Woman to Lead Delaware National Guard Dies at 62

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Image of Carol Timmons via the Wilmington News Journal.

Major General Carol Timmons, a Wilmington University graduate and the first woman to lead the Delaware National Guard, has died at the age of 62, writes Brandon Holveck for the Wilmington News Journal.

Timmons replaced Major General Frank Vavala as adjutant general of the Delaware National Guard three years ago. She retired in March 2019.

“General Timmons was a pioneer,” said Delaware Gov. John Carney. “She was the epitome of a public servant. She was also just a kind, decent person who put others before herself and lived a life of service.”

Timmons started her military career 43 years ago as an enlisted member of the Delaware Air National Guard. She was the first female air policeman for the 166th Airlift Wing.

During her time in the military, Timmons was a veteran of seven overseas combat deployments and has logged more than 400 combat flight hours.

She was recognized with many awards and honors, including the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star.

Read more about Carol Timmons in the Wilmington News Journal here.

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