Tonini re-appointed as Kentucky’s Adjutant General on the National Guard’s 375th Birthday

Frankfort, Ky (Dec 13, 2011)--Governor Steve Beshear appointed Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini as the Kentucky's 51st Adjutant General during a private swearing-in ceremony in Frankfort's Capitol rotunda at midnight, Dec 13.

Story by Lt. Col. Kirk Hilbrecht, Director Pubic Affairs, Kentucky National Guard

Frankfort, Ky (Dec 13, 2011)–Governor Steve Beshear appointed  Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini as the Kentucky’s Adjutant General during a private swearing-in ceremony in Frankfort’s Capitol rotunda at midnight, Monday. This is Tonini’s second appointment as the Commanding General of the Kentucky National Guard. Tonini is the Commonwealth’s 51st Adjutant.

In accordance with KRS 036.020 (Adjutant General – Appointment), “The Governor, immediately on his induction into office, shall appoint the adjutant general who shall have served honorably, or be serving, as a commissioned officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.”

This equated to the Tonini’s appointment order being signed directly after Beshear is sworn in at midnight.

December 13th, 2011 also signifies the National Guard’s 375th birthday. For more information regarding the Guard’s history, click here

The Kentucky National Guard was founded in 1792, the same year Kentucky received statehood. For more information regarding the Kentucky National Guard’s history, click here

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