Maj. Gen. Darryll D.M. Wong ’68
Major General Darryll Wong ’68 assumed the position of Adjutant General, for the State of Hawaii on January 9, 2011. As State Adjutant General, he oversees the training and readiness of the 5,500 soldiers and airmen of the Hawaii National Guard. He is also the director of State Civil Defense, provides direct support to the Office of Veterans Services, and is the Homeland Security Advisor to the Governor. He was formerly the Chief of Staff, Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG) and the Commander, Hawaii Air National Guard. As HIANG Commander, he was also responsible for developing the Hawaii Air National Guard’s strategic and contingency operational plans. He commanded an organization consisting of one of the largest and most diversified Air National Guard Wings with three operational flying squadrons (F-22A, KC-135R and C-17A) and the Hawaii Regional Operations Control Center. General Darryll D. M. Wong received his commission in May 1972 as a distinguished graduate from the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Program at the University of Hawaii. While on active duty, he flew C-141s worldwide and during the end of the Vietnam War, the closing of United States bases in Thailand, and the baby and refugee airlift as a member of the 53rd Military Airlift Squadron, Norton Air Force Base, California. Darryll joined the Hawaii Air National Guard in November 1984 as a Flight Line Maintenance Officer overseeing F-4 operations and the eventual conversion to the F-15. In 1993, he transferred to the newly formed 203rd Air Refueling Squadron as a Combat Crew Pilot, Instructor Pilot, and Flight Commander. He later served as the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron Director of Operations. Before becoming HIANG Chief of Staff and Commander, he served as the Headquarters, Hawaii Air National Guard Director of Operations and project officer for developing C-17A bed down requirements for the Hawaii Air National Guard. Other assignments included the Air National Guard Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. He is a Command Pilot and Instructor Pilot with more than 3,000 hours in the C-17, KC-135R, C-141A, T-38, and T-37. He received numerous military awards to include the Legion of Merit. Darryll graduated from Maryknoll School in 1968 (along with his twin brother Derrick) where they both coached volleyball and basketball for over ten years. Darryll and his wife Teresa “Tiki” ’69 have been married for over 30 years and come from families whose siblings graduated from Maryknoll also. They have four children: Tyler ’04, Tasha, Talia, and Taryn.