MONTPELIER — A former Vermont Army National Guard general is throwing his hat into the ring to become the top officer in the state’s national guard.
The decision by former Army Guard Brig. Gen. Jonathan Farnham sets up a race for the adjutant general’s post between him and Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Steven Cray.
Both men said Friday they would seek the post being vacated by the Adjutant Gen. Thomas Drew, who is not seeking re-election. The Vermont Legislature elects the adjutant general to a two-year appointment during a paper ballot vote of all 180 lawmakers. The vote is set for February.
Cray is an airline pilot and former F-16 pilot. Farnham left the military branch of the guard almost two years ago. He is now a civilian guard employee.