Sen. Carper’s statement on the passing of Delaware’s former National Guard Adjutant General Carol A. Timmons

Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) released the following statement regarding news that former Delaware National Guard Adjutant General Carol A. Timmons passed away. General Timmons served in this post from February 2017 to February 2019 and was responsible for the mission readiness of all Delaware National Guard units.

“The time General Timmons served as Adjutant General was all too short, but she made every day count. She showed extraordinary leadership in the face of great adversity against an enemy that would ultimately take her life. During this time, General Timmons inspired her fellow Guard members to never stop learning. She walked the walk, too. A leader by example, she earned her Master’s degree after pausing to serve our country in Afghanistan, where she earned a Bronze star, and worked full time as an airline pilot. When she became the first woman to lead Delaware’s National Guard, she was only one of four women in the nation to lead a state guard. It was a joy to know her for almost a quarter of a century and an honor to serve the people of Delaware alongside her. Delaware mourns the loss of a great leader today, and my deepest sympathy goes out to her family and the Delaware National Guard family.”