Kitzhaber appoints new Ore. National Guard leader

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Associated Press

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 24 at 8:02 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber has appointed a new head of the Oregon National Guard.

Kitzhaber said Wednesday that Brigadier General Daniel Hokanson will be the next adjutant general.

Hokanson is a 1986 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and served on active duty before joining the Oregon National Guard. He has served in Iraq and Afghanistan and commanded nearly 100 air-rescue and firefighting missions throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Hokanson is currently the director of strategic plans and policy for the National Guard Bureau at the Pentagon.

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