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Ceremony welcomes new commander of National Guard Brigade

Ceremony welcomes new commander of National Guard Brigade

July 20, 2019 02:14 PM

LATHAM - A ceremony was held Saturday morning to welcome the new commander of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade. 

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Charnley was sworn in as the new commander. Charnley served in Panama, Bosnia and Kuwait.

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Charnley replaced Col. Jack James who has commanded the brigade since 2014. James is moving into the position of Commander of the New York Army National Guard's 53rd Troop command. 

The ceremony included a transfer of flags from the outgoing to incoming commander. Colors were also changed to symbolize a transfer of authority. 

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Muneib Chater

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