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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - There's a new person in charge of the Maine Air National Guard.

Brig. Gen. Gerard Bolduc of Bangor was appointed during a ceremony at the Augusta State Armory on Monday.

Bolduc will serve as the primary adviser to the Adjutant General for all Air National Guard units in Maine. He is responsible for the command, control and operations of plans and programs affecting more than 1,000 Maine Air National Guard personnel based in Augusta, Bangor, and South Portland.

Bolduc's previous assignment was as the Vice Commander of the 101st Air Refueling in Bangor.

He succeeds Brig. Gen. Stephen Atkinson, who is retiring.

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