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Brian A. Benjamin has been sworn in as the 78th Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York

September 20, 2021: Brian A. Benjamin has been sworn in as the 78th Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York. Mr. Benjamin was most recently the New York Senator for District 30, where he served as Chair of the Budget and Revenue Committee, as Acting President Officer, and as the Senior Assistant Majority Leader. Prior to this, he served as a Member of the Board of Trustees at Brown University, and as Managing Director for Genesis Companies, LLC. Mr. Benjamin earned a BA in Public Policy at Brown University and an MBA at Harvard Business School. He replaces Kathy Hochul, who is now New York Governor.
Col. John M. Nemecek recently became the 301st Fighter Wing Maintenance Commander for the 301st Fighter Wing  
September 20, 2021: Col. John M. Nemecek recently became the 301st Fighter Wing Maintenance Commander for the 301st Fighter Wing. He succeeds former 301st Fighter Wing Maintenance Commander, Col. David Edwards, in the position. Col. Nemecek earned his commission at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado., where he graduated with a B.S. in Management and commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in 1995. Since, then Col. Nemecek has held various positions throughout his career to include Maintenance Officer in Charge, Luke AFB, Phoenix, Arizona, Quality Assurance Officer, 301st Fighter Wing Maintenance Group, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, Texas, A4MM, HQ Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida, and Deputy Commander, 301 FW MXG, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas, among others. Prior to his current position, Col. Nemecek served as IMA Deputy Director S4 Space Operations Command, Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, Colorado. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Management, from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and a Master’s in Business Administration, from Touro University International, California. In 2012, he completed General Electric Advancing Strategy and Culture Course, from Crotonville, New York.
BGen. Larry Q. Burris is the new Commandant of the US Army Infantry School  
September 20, 2021: BGen. Larry Q. Burris is the new Commandant of the US Army Infantry School. He succeeds former Commandant, MGen. David M. Hodne, in the position. Prior to his current position, Bgen. Burris served as the Director, CJ3, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve Iraq. He has held various positions throughout his career including Battalion S-4, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry, Fort Stewart, Executive Officer to the Deputy Commanding General, US Army Forces Command, and Executive Officer to the Secretary of the Army, among others. Bgen. Burris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Economics from the Virginia Military Institute, a Master’s in Public Policy Management from Georgetown University, and a Master’s in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
Capt. Patrick J. Fitzpatrick is the new Commanding Officer for the Naval Hospital Bremerton  
September 20, 2021: Capt. Patrick J. Fitzpatrick is the new Commanding Officer for the Naval Hospital Bremerton. He succeeds former Commanding Officer, Capt. Shannon J. Johnson, in the position. He was commissioned as a Reserve Nurse Corps Officer in 1998. Capt. Fitzpatrick transferred to active duty in 2000, and was assigned as an Emergency/Trauma RN at Naval Hospital Bremerton (2000-2003), and then to U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Italy (2003-2006). He was then assigned to Naval Hospital Jacksonville, FL (2008-2011) as an Emergency Clinical Nurse Specialist and Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Capt. Fitzpatrick served as Associate Director for Medical Services at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Virginia from 2016-2018 and Interim Director for Strategy and Operations from 2018-2019. Most recently he served as the Executive Officer of Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point, NC from 2019-2021. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Montana State University-Bozeman, and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Kristin Johnson was nominated to serve as a Commissioner for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission  
September 20, 2021: President Biden has nominated Kristin Johnson to serve as the Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading. Currently, Ms. Johnson is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute, an American Bar Foundation Fellow, and Chair-Elect of the Securities Regulation Section of the Association of American Law Schools. Before joining Emory, Kristin served as an Associate Dean and McGlinchey Stafford Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School. Previously, Ms. Johnson practiced law firm in New York City advising domestic and international clients on diverse financial transactions. After attending the University of Michigan Law School, she clerked for the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. of the District Court of New Jersey, elevated to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Johnson is a graduate of the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
President Biden has nominated Rostin Behnam to serve as a Commissioner and Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission  
September 20, 2021: President Biden has nominated Rostin Behnam to serve as a Commissioner and Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Mr. Behnam joined the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in 2017 as a Commissioner, and since January 2021 has served as the Acting Chairman. In 2019, Mr. Behnam led the establishment of the CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee’s Climate Related Market Risk Subcommittee. He has previously served as the senior counsel to the U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, practiced law in New York City, and worked at the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General within the Bureau of Securities. Mr. Behnam earned an A.B. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the Syracuse University College of Law.
Clare Kelly has been appointed as Health Care Policy Advisor in the office of the Governor of Iowa  
September 20, 2021: Clare Kelly has been appointed as Health Care Policy Advisor in the office of the Governor of Iowa. Ms. Kelly has served as Substitute Teacher and Associate at Saint Augustin Catholic School, as Principal at Kelly Strategic Consulting, LLC, as Executive Vice President and CEO for the Iowa Medical Society, as Government and External Affairs Executive Director for the Children's National Medical Center, and as Federal Legislative Affairs Director for the National Association of Children's Hospitals. She earned a BA in English and Political Science at the University of Iowa in 1994. Ms. Kelly replaces former Advisor Liz Matheny, who is now Iowa's Medicaid Director.