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New commander of Wyoming National Guard takes over

March 29, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming National Guard has a new leader.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Maj. Gen. Gregory Porter was sworn in as the next adjutant general of the Guard and promoted to the rank of major general at a change of command ceremony Thursday in Cheyenne.

Porter replaces Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner, who retired from the Wyoming National Guard and will take over leadership at the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

Porter has lived in Wyoming since he was 9 and joined the armed forces in 1985 through the University of Wyoming’s Cowboy Battalion Army Reserve Officers Training Corps. He most recently served as the director of the joint staff at the Joint Force Headquarters in Cheyenne before his promotion.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com