Brigadier General Troy T. Daniels

Brigadier General Troy T. Daniels

Deputy Adjutant General

Brig. Gen. Troy Tupper Daniels serves as the Deputy Adjutant General for the Arizona National Guard, Papago Park Military Reservation, Phoenix. He is responsible for assisting Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) leadership in management of the day-to-day activities of the 8,000 member organization. General Daniels leads the Joint Force Headquarters’ Division of Administrative Services, where he oversees a broad spectrum of support functions for the Arizona National Guard’s and Emergency Management’s personnel and missions.

General Daniels earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at Montana State University and his Air Force commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1990. He entered the active duty Air Force and attended undergraduate pilot training at Reese AFB in Lubbock, Texas.  General Daniels then accomplished F-16 training at Luke AFB, Arizona, and was subsequently assigned to the 14th Fighter Squadron at Misawa AB, Japan. He completed 10 years of active duty service with an assignment as a T-38 instructor pilot at Laughlin AFB, Texas.

He then transitioned to the Arizona Air National Guard in 2000 as a full-time member assigned to the 162nd Wing in Tucson.  At the 162WG, General Daniels served as an  F-16 instructor pilot in the 148th, 152nd, and 195th Fighter Squadrons.  He then commanded the 214th Reconnaissance Squadron with MQ-1 aircraft for nearly three years and afterwards the 162nd Wing F-16 aircraft maintenance squadron before moving up to group-level command in 2014 when he commanded the 214th Reconnaissance Group. 

General Daniels moved to Phoenix, AZ in 2015 when he took command of the 161st Air Refueling Wing, with eight KC-135s at Goldwater ANG Base, Phoenix Sky Harbor international airport. He then served at the Pentagon for one year as the Executive Officer for the Vice Chief National Guard Bureau. Prior to his current assignment he served for a short period as the Director of Staff – Air, for the AZ National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, Phoenix.

He accumulated over 4,000 flight hours in four types of aircraft, was involved with training, operational, and mobility mission sets, and participated in several years of Overseas Contingency Operations in multiple theaters while serving in Remotely Piloted Aircraft units.