ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The commander of the largest Air National Guard in the United States is getting promoted during a ceremony to be held in Latham.
The New York Air National Guard says Verle Johnston of Guilderland will be promoted from a one-star brigadier general to a two-star major general during a ceremony being held late Thursday morning at state Division of Military and Naval Affairs' headquarters in Latham.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo nominated Johnston for the promotion, which was confirmed by the state Senate earlier this month.
Johnston is a 1974 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy.