- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The leader of the Connecticut National Guard is stepping down after more than 40 years in the military.

Major Gen. Thaddeus Martin, who is retiring next week, has served as adjutant general for the state’s guard since 2005.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says Martin will be replaced by Army National Guard Brigadier General Francis Evon, Jr. of Newington.

A change of command ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, July 7 at the William A. O’Neill State Armory in Hartford.

During his tenure Martin has overseen the deployment of over 6,000 Connecticut Army and Air Guardsmen in support of military operations around the world as well as relief efforts following Hurricanes Katrina, Harvey, and Maria and Superstorm Sandy.

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