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Chief Justice Administers Oath to New Adjutant General

 

Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss administered the oath of office to newly appointed Adjutant General Lee Tafanelli Friday, January 28, 2011. Following the oath of office, Gov. Sam Brownback pinned two stars on Tafanelli, signifying his new rank of Major General.

Gov. Sam Brownback and Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss awaited their turn before swearing in ceremonies for newly appointed Adjutant General Lee Tafanelli.

Tafanelli, a former state legislator from Ozawkie and longtime member of the Kansas National Guard, succeeded Maj. Gen. Tod Bunting, who retired January 8. Tafanelli has been in the Kansas Army National Guard since 1980 and served as commander of a combat engineer battalion that deployed to Iraq in 2005. Recently he served as assistant adjutant general for the Army National Guard under Maj. Gen. Bunting. Tafanelli also will serve as state director of emergency management and director of homeland security.





Govenor Brownback #1Justice Nuss & MG Tafanelli #2

Left:  Governor Brownback pinned Adjutant General Tafanelli's new rank of Major General following the swearing-in ceremony.

Right:  Chief Justice Nuss conferred with Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli prior to the new Adjutant General's taking of the oath of office during ceremonies in the Senate chambers.