Gov. Dave Heineman has promoted Nebraska’s Assistant Adjutant General to become the next Adjutant General, succeeding Major General Judd Lyons.
“I interviewed three general officers for this position and I am very pleased to announce that Brig. Gen. Daryl Bohac will serve as Nebraska’s next Adjutant General,” Heineman stated during a news conference at the Capitol. “He is a very experienced leader. He has 35 years of military service, including 31 years in the Nebraska National Guard.”
Bohac will be promoted to Major General and receive command of the Nebraska National Guard from Major General Lyons during a ceremony this Sunday. Lyons will soon begin duties in Washington, D.C. as the Deputy Director of the United States Army National Guard.
As Adjutant General, Bohac will lead more than 4,600 Air and Army National Guard members in Nebraska.
“In the military, the leader has the responsibility to insure that we’re organized and we’re trained and equipped to serve the purposes of either the federal forces, usually the combatant commander overseas, or for the governor when we’re needed in times of response to natural disasters such as the Nebraska National Guard did in the last two years with the floods and then the wildfires last year,” Bohac stated during the news conference.
Bohac is from Waverly. He will become part of the governor’s cabinet as director of the National Emergency Management Agency.
Bohac said he plans a strategic review of the demands placed upon the members of the Nebraska Air and Army National Guard.
“One of the things I think we’re going to need to work on is, because of the change in our deployment rates, remaining engaged with our communities,” Bohac stated. “So, we’re going to be looking at developing a campaign plan if you will for engagement with the communities across Nebraska.”
AUDIO: Gov. Heineman announces Brig. Gen. Daryl Bohac will become the next Nebraska Adjutant General. [5 min.]