BG Christopher Callahan, USA now serves as the 44th Adjutant General of the State of RI. Previously, he served as the Director of Aviation and Safety at Quonset. He also served in Iraq as CO of 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment. Under the command Colonel Callahan, Task Force Dragonwing deployed soldiers from several states and conducted combat support operations throughout the entire Iraqi theater. The unit earned the distinction of being the top Army National Guard aviation unit for 2005. General Callahan, a Massachusetts native, graduated from Fitchburg State College in 1986 and was commissioned through the Early Commissioning Program. General Callahan had an opportunity to transfer as an Infantry Officer in the Massachusetts National Guard to the Rhode Island Army National Guard. He graduated from the rotary wing course in 1988 at Fort Rucker, Alabama.