Brigadier General Allyson Solomon
U.S. Air Force, Retired; Mission: Readiness Member; and, President of the National Guard Youth Foundation
Allyson Solomon is a retired general officer having served nearly 36 years in the National Guard. In her position prior to retirement, she served as Assistant Adjutant General for Air, Maryland Air National Guard.
She is the first woman and first African-American to be appointed as a senior commander in the Maryland National Guard. In 2003, she was the first woman to be promoted to Colonel in Maryland Air National Guard history. She also made Maryland National Guard history as the first African-American woman promoted to Colonel. In 2006, Solomon was selected to serve as the Chief of the General Officer Management Office at the National Guard Bureau, Washington, DC.
General Solomon is a member of Mission: Readiness, the nonprofit, national security organization of hundreds of retired admirals and generals strengthening national security by ensuring kids stay in school, stay fit, and stay out of trouble.
2018 Summit Session: Food is Medicine