LATHAM, N.Y. -- New York State Lt. Gov. Kathleen C. Hochul (right) hands the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs (DMNA) colors to Maj. Gen. Anthony German (left), making him the 53rd adjutant general of the New York National Guard during achange-of-command ceremony at DMNA here on April 7, 2016. German assumed adjutant general duties from Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy, who became the 52nd adjutant general of New York State in 2010.