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Senator Shaheen Statement on Leadership Change in New Hampshire Air National Guard

(WASHINGTON, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen made the following statement after it was announced that Brigadier General Carolyn J. Protzmann, Commander of the New Hampshire Air National Guard will retire later this summer:

“Granite Staters who wish to serve their country and community with distinction have a fine role model in General Carolyn Protzmann. Over her 35 year career, she has continuously worked to improve the New Hampshire National Guard. Through her leadership, Pease Air National Guard Base was the first National Guard base in the country selected to receive the KC-46 refueling tanker. In this, and many other ways, she has left a positive impact on our state and big shoes to fill.

“I also want to congratulate Brigadier General Paul Hutchinson, who has been selected as the new Commander. He brings almost two decades of leadership with the New Hampshire Air National Guard to the job, including work in his current position as the Guard’s Chief of Staff. I look forward to working with him to provide the Guard with whatever support it needs to continue its record of excellent service.”