30 Jun '16, 5pm

[email protected] Lt. Gen. Joseph Lengyel confirmed as National Guard Bureau chief - @ChiefNGB

.@usairforce Lt. Gen. Joseph Lengyel confirmed as National Guard Bureau chief - @ChiefNGB

WASHINGTON - Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph Lengyel was confirmed Wednesday as the 28th chief of the National Guard Bureau by the U.S. Senate. Lengyel, who also will be a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be promoted to four-star general, the highest-ranking officer in the nation's oldest military force. The Senate action follows Lengyel's June 21 Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. "Although we are proud of our heritage and our past, I am more excited about our future," Lengyel told the committee, adding that the skill and devotion of Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen since 9/11 has transformed the National Guard into an operational force at home and overseas." "The development of our most important assets, our people, will be our foremost task," Lengyel told the committee. Among other priorities Lengyel mentioned during his testimony: * Working seamlessly with the joi...

Full article: http://www.nationalguard.mil/News/Article/821077/air-forc...

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