New chief of staff, deputy operations chief named for guard

Kentucky National Guard

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky National Guard has a new Army chief of staff and Army deputy chief of operations.

Adjutant General Brig. Gen. Haldane Lamberton says Col. Joe Gardner was chosen as chief of staff to replace Brig. Gen. Bryan Howay. Howay was recently promoted.

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The guard also says in a news release that Col. J.B. Richmond is the new deputy chief of operations to fill Gardner’s previous position.