Gov. Dave Heineman Monday announced his choice to fill the position of adjutant general for the Nebraska National Guard.
Brig. Gen. Daryl Bohac will take over the position for Maj. Gen. Judd Lyons, who is leaving the post to take a new job as deputy director of the U.S. Army National Guard.
During his announcement Heineman said, "I've worked with Brig. Gen. Bohac on a variety of issues and I know he will be an outstanding Adjutant General for the Nebraska National Guard and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency."
The 52-year-old from Waverly will take over command during a special ceremony on Sunday, July 14, where he will also be promoted to Major General. As Nebraska's Adjutant General, Bohac will lead the more than 4,600 Air and Army personnel making up the Nebraska National Guard.
"I am humbled by Governor Heineman's confidence in me and I am excited to have the opportunity to lead the men and women of the Nebraska National Guard and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency," shared Bohac. "I consider myself truly blessed by this opportunity and take very seriously the responsibility that the position brings with it."
In addition to commanding the state's military forces, Bohac will serve as a member of the governor's cabinet and director of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, working with the state's civilian emergency preparedness and disaster response personnel.
Bohac has served in the military for 35 years, 31 of which were with the Nebraska National Guard. He most recently served as the assistant adjutant general, advising Lyons on numerous issues.