NH new Air Guard Chief calls self ‘humble’ servant

Posted June 13, 2011, at 7:18 p.m.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — The new head of the New Hampshire Air National Guard calls herself a “humble public servant.”

Brigadier Gen. Carolyn Protzmann of South Berwick, Maine, was sworn in to the post on Saturday at the Air National Guard base at the Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth.

The 55-year-old Protzmann was born and raised in New Hampshire and graduated from UNH. She joined the Air Force in 1979 and the Air Guard in 1984. In 2001 she became vice commander of the 157th Air Refueling Wing.

She is now also the deputy adjutant general of the New Hampshire National Guard.

In her new roles, Protzmann will serve as strategist for the future of the Air Guard and focus on issues such as handling the aftermath of a natural disaster.

 

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