By: Channel 8 Newsroom
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Gov. Dave Heineman names Brig. Gen. Darryl Bohac as his pick for adjutant general of the Nebraska National Guard.
The announcement was made Monday morning at the Capitol.
The Gen. Bohac will replace outgoing Maj. Gen. Judd Lyons, who is taking a new job as deputy director of the U.S. Army National Guard in Arlington, Va. He assumed command of the Nebraska National Guard in August 2009.
The adjutant general serves as the senior uniformed officer responsible for leading nearly 4,700 Army and Air National Guard personnel in Nebraska. The position is part of the governor's cabinet.
"Brig. Gen. Bohac brings a variety of experiences, both as a traditional member and a full-time member of the Nebraska National Guard," Gov. Heineman said.
Gen. Bohac has 35 years of military service with 31 years of service in the Nebraska National Guard. As the former Assistant Adjutant General, Gen. Bohac served as the principal advisor to Maj. Gen. Lyons on issues related to mission operations.
"I look forward to serving you as well as the men and women of the Nebraska National Guard and Nebraska Emergency Management Agency," Gen. Bohac said. "I'm inspired by what they do for us both here and abroad and I look forward to serving in the capacity of Adjutant General of the state of Nebraska."