Maine Air National Guard holds Change of Command Ceremony
Brigadier General Gerard Bolduc retires after 35 years of service
AUGUSTA, ME (11/09/2017) (readMedia)-- AUGUSTA – Brig. Gen. Douglas A. Farnham, The Adjutant General of the Maine National Guard, presided over a change of command ceremony for the top Maine Air National Guard officer in Augusta on Sunday.
Brig. Gen. Scott A. Young assumed command of the Maine Air National Guard from Brig. Gen. Gerard F. Bolduc who is retiring after 35 years of distinguished service.
"I am truly grateful and privileged for the chance to serve the command and members of the Maine Air National Guard," said Young. "I also want to thank General Bolduc. I look at General Bolduc's career and I see a career full of accomplishment."
Bolduc joined the Maine Air National Guard in June 1982, and was trained as a Navigator. Over the course of his 35-plus year career, General Bolduc flew more than 3,300 hours and achieved the rating of Master Navigator. General Bolduc assumed command of the Maine Air National Guard in March 2013 and served as the acting Adjutant General.
Bolduc relinquished command to Young, who had been serving as the Assistant Adjutant General for the Air National Guard. Young joined the Maine Air National Guard in January 1982, and spent the bulk of his career leading Airmen at the 101st Air Refueling Wing in Bangor, Maine.
"Brigadier General Bolduc has led the Maine Air National Guard during an unprecedented time," Farnham said. "He has continued our proud heritage and history and I am confident that Brigadier General Young will extend the legacy of MAINEiac excellence into the future."
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Photo caption: Assumption of Command: Brig. Gen. Scott Young assumes command of the Maine Air National Guard from Brig. Gen Gerard Bolduc, who retired after 35 years of distinguished service. Brig. Gen Douglas Farnham, Adjutant General of the Maine Army National Guard passes the colors to Young as part of the ceremony, symbolizing Young's new role in the organization.
Photo caption: Brig. Gen. Gerard Bolduc addresses a crowd of his peers following a change of command ceremony where Brig. Gen. Scott Young assumed command of the Maine Air National Guard from Bolduc. Bolduc is officially retiring after 35 years of distinguished service.