(AP) — Retired Brigadier Gen. Norman E. Arflack has been appointed commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin made the announcement in a release on Tuesday.
Bevin says the state's veterans "will benefit greatly from his four decades of service in the military, the Kentucky National Guard, and state government."
Bevin says Heather French Henry has agreed to serve as deputy commissioner.
Arflack rose to the rank of Brigadier General after four decades in the Kentucky National Guard. He has also served as executive director of the National Guard Association of Kentucky and as member and vice chair of the Board of Directors of the National Guard Association of the United States.
Arflack served in the Kentucky State Police for more than two decades.