Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone, Guard Times Staff
LATHAM, N.Y. - New York Air National Guard Brig. Gen. (one-star) Verle Johnston, the Commander of the New York Air National Guard, is promoted to Major General by New York Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy in a ceremony at Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters on June 28.
Pinning Johnston is his father, Verle Johnston, Sr. (left) and his wife, Col. Ada Johnston, also a member of the 109th Airlift Wing in Scotia.
He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. and holds an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as well as a law degree from Albany Law School. He is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and the Air War College.
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