Archive for Thursday, July 8, 2010

Kansas Army National Guard leader to take post

July 8, 2010


— Col. Lee Tafanelli will officially take his post this weekend as assistant adjutant general of the Kansas Army National Guard.

Tafanelli, who also serves in the Kansas House from Ozawkie, will assume command during a ceremony Saturday at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard south of Topeka.

He has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general, subject to confirmation later this year by the U.S. Senate and Kansas Senate.

Tafanelli replaces Brig. Gen. John Davoren, who is stepping down to take command of the 35th Infantry Division based at Fort Leavenworth.

Tafanelli joined the Kansas National Guard in 1980 and was commissioned a second lieutenant through Pittsburg State University.


Shardwurm 7 years, 6 months ago

Talk about cronyism. This guy should have left the Guard 10 years ago.'s not what you know but who you know.

Good luck with this appointment KSARNG.

survivor2010 7 years, 6 months ago

A dissapointing choice. A sad sellout to politics. A tragic time for the morale and future of the KSARNG.

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