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State Senate approves promotions for Kansas National Guard colonels

October 18, 2010


— A state Senate panel has approved the promotions of three Kansas National Guard colonels to the rank of brigadier general.

Gov. Mark Parkinson promoted Cols. Lee Tafanelli, Eric Peck and Vic Braden. The approval by the Senate Confirmations Oversight Committee advances the promotions to the full Senate when it convenes in January.

Besides his National Guard service, Tafanelli is a Republican member of the Kansas House. He recently became assistant adjutant general for the Kansas Army National Guard.

Peck is the new director of the Great Plains Joint Training Center in Salina. Braden is the deputy commander of the 35th Infantry Division, headquartered at Fort Leavenworth. He's also a deputy Kansas attorney general.


Shardwurm 7 years, 7 months ago

Tafanelli has been around forever. The one thing I always loved about the National Guard was the politics. He's a classic example of 'it's who you know.'


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