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General German

Seward: General German ‘True Leader’

Seward: General German ‘True Leader’

Senator Seward congratulates General German last summer when the Oneontan was promoted to lead the state's Air National Guard.
Senator Seward congratulates General German last summer when the Oneontan was promoted to lead the state’s Air National Guard.

ONEONTA – State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, today commended the governor’s selection of Major General Anthony P. German of Oneonta as the 53rd Adjutant General of New York.

Here is the senator’s complete statement:

Oneonta General Promoted To State’s Top Military Job

Oneonta General Rises

To Top NY Military Post

Cuomo Names German Adjutant General

Gen. Tony German of Oneonta has been promoted to the state's top military post.
Gen. Tony German of Oneonta has been promoted to the state’s top military post.

ALBANY – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced today his selection of Maj. Gen. Anthony German of Oneonta as the 53rd adjutant general of New York, the state’s top military job.

For the past year, German has commanded the New York Air National Guard and also served as assistant adjutant general.

German will replace Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy, who has served as Adjutant General since 2010, and is leaving the position to serve as director of Strategy, Plans, Policy and International Affairs for the National Guard Bureau in Washington, D.C.

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