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Ring takes command of VNG as Adjutant General of Virginia
Brig. Gen. James W. Ring takes command of the Virginia National Guard as the Adjutant General of Virginia from Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams and is promoted to major general during a ceremony June 3, 2023, at the VNG Sergeant Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Lt. Gen. Marc H. Sasseville, the Vice Chief of the National Guard Bureau, presided over the ceremony. Governor Glenn Youngkin appointed Ring to serve as the 29th Adjutant General of Virginia and lead the Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force. Williams, who has served as the AG since 2014, received commemorative gifts following the change of command ahead of his July 1, 2023, retirement. VNG Soldiers assigned to the Norfolk-based 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team blank fired the honor salute, the Troutville-based 29th Infantry Division Band provided ceremonial music and members of the VDF provided traffic support and medical assistance for the event.
Photo by: Mike Vrabel |