Brig. Gen. Daniel Pulvermacher, former U.S. Property and Fiscal Officer for the state, was promoted from colonel to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony held Sept. 24, 2021, at the Senate Chamber within the Wisconsin State Capitol building.
Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes administered the oath of office and presided over the ceremony, along with Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s Adjutant General, and other senior Wisconsin National Guard leaders.
You bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and leadership to your new rank,” Barnes said. “And while that is important – we promote general officers based on their potential – not based on their previous accomplishments. So congratulations to you on taking this step.”
In Knapp’s remarks about Pulvermacher, he stated, “It’s not every day that we get to promote one of our own to general officer, but it’s a special occasion when a career of dedication and hard work culminated in a moment like this.”
Pulvermacher attributed his success to his family, peers, and the service members that he has worked alongside in the past and at the present. In his remarks, he thanked the many people who have had an influence on his life and career, and he credited them for helping him reach this point of his career. His reach was evident by the number of family members as well as past and current service members in attendance at the promotion ceremony.
“I’ve been very blessed my entire career, there’s been a lot of wonderful people that I have worked with and worked for,” Pulvermacher said.
Pulvermacher’s promotion continued a long-held tradition of the Wisconsin National Guard promoting its general officers at the state capitol.
With the promotion, Pulvermacher earned a new job as the military Deputy Director of Acquisitions for the National Guard Bureau. He and his wife, Doris, will be moving out of Wisconsin to Arlington, Virginia to begin his new assignment.