Keynote Speaker: Major General Eugene R. Andreotti, USAF (Ret.)
Major General Eugene R. Andreotti retired in 2003 as the adjutant general for the state of Minnesota. He served as the military chief of staff to the governor. He commanded more than 13,000 members of the Minnesota Air and Army National Guard, including most of an infantry division, a brigade-sized composite unit, an Army garrison unit, and two major flying units. The military installation at Camp Ripley and Air National Guard bases in St. Paul and Duluth were also under his authority. The general was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1966 and completed undergraduate pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, in 1969. He is a command pilot with over 5,000 flying hours.
Major General Andreotti lives in Bloomington, MN, with his wife, Nancy. In retirement, he is golfing, traveling, continuing to volunteer with various civic groups, education, and environmental organizations, and continuing his support of families of deployed Guard members. He has two children, Dina and David. Dina is a family practice doctor in the Twin Cities, served in the active-duty Air Force, and finished her career with the MN Air National Guard as a flight surgeon. David works in sales management. Gene has five grandchildren--Riley, Wyatt, Liam, Amira, and Natalie.