Gov. Gregoire presides over change of command at Lewis-McChord

  • Sat Jul 28th, 2012 3:56pm
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Associated Press

OLYMPIA — Gov. Chris Gregoire is presiding over the change of command ceremony for the state adjutant general at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Saturday.

Gregoire has named Brig. Gen. Bret D. Daugherty as adjutant general of the state of Washington.

Daugherty replaces Maj. Gen. Timothy J. Lowenberg, who is retiring after 13 years in the position.

Daugherty will serve as commander of all Washington Army and Air National Guard forces and director of the state’s emergency management and enhanced 911 programs. He will also serve as Gregoire’s homeland security adviser.

Daugherty has been assistant adjutant general since 2009.