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Major General Anthony P. German assumed duties as The 53rd Adjutant General for the State of New York on 7 April 2016. In this position he is also the Commander of the New York Air National Guard and the Commissioner of the Division of Military and Naval Affairs for the State of New York. General German is responsible for providing trained and ready forces for both state and federal missions.
Prior to this assignment, General German was the Assistant Adjutant General of the New York Air National Guard.
German was commissioned in 1983 through Officer Training School and received his navigator wings the same year.
Prior to becoming the Assistant Adjutant General Air, he was the Chief of Staff, New York Air National Guard. He also commanded the 109th Airlift Wing, located in Scotia, New York.
He is a Master Navigator with over 4,900 hours flying time.
He spent six years on active duty before joining the Guard in 1989. He has had numerous assignments in the squadron, group and wing level. In addition, he worked at the Joint Force Headquarters in Latham, New York, as the Executive Support Staff Officer, and for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs as the Department of Defense Liaison Officer to the National Science Foundation in Washington, District of Columbia.