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New Adjutant General


Gov. Paterson announced in a press release today that he’s appointed a 32-year veteran of the Army National Guard as the state’s 52 Adjutant General.

Brig. Gen. Patrick Murphy will replace Maj. Gen. Joseph Taluto upon his retirement on Feb. 14.

In making the announcement, Paterson described Murphy as “an outsdanding officer who brings with him a wealth of expereience integrating the National Guard and active military components into state emergency and security planning, homeleand defense and anti-terrorism activities.”

As adjutant general, Murphy, 52,  will be responsible for ensuring that the state’s 16,000 Army and Air National Guard members are prepared for deployment to combat zones on federal missions and are ready to respond to state emergencies. He’ll also oversee the 2,500-member state Naval Militia and the 700-member New York Guard.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 2:49 pm by Rich Liebson. |
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KatieRich Liebson is a "military brat" who grew up on bases in the U.S. and Germany during his father's 23-year career as an Air Force enlisted man. Rich enlisted in the Army in 1976 and until his discharge in 1980 was assigned to the 78th Engineer Battalion in Ettlingen, Germany, as a public information specialist and translator. He's been a reporter at The Journal News and its forerunner, the Reporter Dispatch, for more than 20 years. During that time he's covered a variety of beats and has written frequently about veterans and veterans issues.
HemaHema Easley was born and raised in India, where she worked as a reporter for The Associated Press and United Press International. While in India she wrote about the insurgency in Indian-controlled Kashmir and covered the 1999 India-Pakistan conflict in the mountains of Kashmir. She joined The Journal News in 2002. She has covered municipal government in Westchester and now covers on social services in Rockland as well as military issues.

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