Lt. Gen. Michael D. Dubie is the Deputy Commander, U.S. Northern Command, and Vice Commander, U.S. Element, North American Aerospace Defense Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. As Deputy Commander, U.S. Northern Command, he helps lead the command in anticipating, preparing and responding to threats and aggression aimed at the United States, its territories and interests within the assigned area of responsibility, and as directed by the President or Secretary of Defense, provide defense support to civil authorities in response to man-made or natural disasters. Before assuming his current assignment, he served as the Adjutant General of Vermont. Some of the units under his command included the 158th Fighter Wing, the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and the Army Mountain Warfare School. Since being commissioned through Army National Guard in 1981, Dubie has held a variety of command, staff and supervisory positions, including assignments at the 158th Fighter Wing and Vermont Joint Force Headquarters. He is a command pilot with more than 2,000 military flying hours, the majority in the F-16. Dubie holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Economics from University of Vermont and a Master's of Arts degree in International Relations from Norwich University. He also has been awarded two honorary degrees - Doctor of Laws and Doctor of Humane Letters.