Brig. Gen. Haldane (Hal) B. Lamberton, who served more than 35 years in uniform, is the state’s new adjutant general appointed by Governor Andy Beshear as his first act as Commander-in-Chief.
Lamberton was sworn into office shortly after midnight, Dec. 10, succeeding Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Hogan who has served in the role since 2015.
“No position is more important in a time of crisis than that of Adjutant General,” said Beshear, during the appointment press conference. “Any Kentuckian can tell you how critical that roll is during any national disaster.”