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Leadership changing for Louisiana National Guard

3 years ago November 03, 2011 Nov 3, 2011 Thursday, November 03 2011 Thursday, November 03, 2011 11:30:28 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. - The head of the Louisiana National Guard is retiring after more than 40 years in the military and nearly 14 years as adjutant general.

Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Maj. Gen. Bennett Landreneau's retirement Thursday, saying he will be replaced with Brig. Gen. Glenn Curtis, who has worked as the chief adviser and top assistant
to Landreneau.

The switch takes effect immediately.

Landreneau was first appointed adjutant general by then-Gov. Mike Foster in 1997 and was retained for the job by former Gov. Kathleen Blanco and Jindal when he took office in 2008.

He led the National Guard through the response efforts to hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike.

The adjutant general is responsible for the 11,500 members of the Louisiana Army and the Air National Guard.

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