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New York State’s top soldier

Oneonta’s General Retires From Guard

Oneonta’s General

Retires From Guard

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Major General German of Oneonta addresses well-wishers during his retirement ceremony Saturday in Scotia. ( U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Ben German)
Diana German puts a retirement pin on her husband’s uniform.

SCOTIA – Otsego County’s general, Anthony P. German, turned aside praise with levity at his retirement ceremony Saturday at Stratton Air National Guard Base here.

Saying he didn’t recognized the man described in his colleagues’ accolades, the former commander of the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing told the audience, “It’s not about what we do at the two-star and three-star level.  It’s about what you do at the worker level.”

With the rank of major general, German also led the New York Army and Air National Guard from 2016 to 2018.

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