New Army National Guard general takes command Kansas forces

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -

The Kansas National Guard has a new general in charge of its troops.

In a ceremony Saturday in Topeka, Brig. Gen. Robert Windham handed command of the Kansas National Guard forces to Brig. Gen. Anthony Mohatt.

Mohatt now reports to Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the top uniformed officer for National Guard forces in the state. As assistant adjutant general,

Mohatt has responsibility for 5,000 men and women in uniform.

Windham is set to retire in two months.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Mohatt graduated in 1990 from the Kansas Military Academy. He served in the Iraq War and held command positions in the 35th Infantry Division, 69th Troop Command, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion and 137th Infantry Regiment, among others.