Gov. Beshear appoints adjutant general as first act in office

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – In his first act as governor, Andy Beshear appointed a new adjutant general.

Brigade General Haldane B. Lamberton was sworn into office shortly after midnight, December 10, succeeding Major General Stephen R. Hogan, who has served in the role since 2015.

As Kentucky’s 53nd adjutant general, Lamberton will command the nearly 8,000 military members of the Kentucky Army and Air National Guard. He will also oversee the statewide Department of Military Affairs, Kentucky Emergency Management, the Appalachian and Bluegrass Challenge Academies and Bluegrass Station in Avon, Kentucky.

Lamberton’s last command position in the Kentucky National Guard before retirement was the commander of the 238th Regiment in Greenville, Ky. He has had five operational deployments, including service in Honduras, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Germany and Iraq.

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