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Gov. Carney picks new Delaware National Guard Adjutant General

Delaware Public Media

The Delaware National Guard will have a new Adjutant General early next year.

Gov. John Carney has nominated Brig. Gen. Michael Berry to the post.

He’ll replace current Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Carol Timmons, who is retiring in March.  Timmons, the state’s first female Adjutant General, served in that role since February 2017.  She’s leaving after 42 years of military service.

Berry is currently Director of the Delaware National Guard Joint Staff. He’s a combat veteran with 30 years of military service on his resume.

He is also a recently retired Delaware State Police lieutenant, and was Deputy Troop Commander for Troop 4 in Georgetown before ending his 28-year State Police career.

“General Timmons is a pioneer and made a significant impact during her 42 years of military service,” said Carney in a statement. “She will be missed, but we wish her and her family all the best in retirement. Delaware is fortunate to have a leader of General Mike Berry's caliber prepared to take the reins.”

Berry’s nomination must be confirmed by the State Senate.

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.