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University of Montana president sworn in to National Guard

January 11, 2019

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — University of Montana President Seth Bodnar has been sworn in to the Montana Army National Guard.

The Missoulian reports Maj. Gen. Matthew Quinn swore Bodnar in to service Tuesday, and in a news release Thursday, announced “Maj. Seth Bodnar” as the Montana Guard’s newest officer.

Bodnar, a former U.S. Army Green Beret and West Point valedictorian, says he’s “honored” to continue his service.

Bodnar has been a member of the U.S. Army Reserve since leaving active duty in the U.S. Army.

Master Sgt. Michael Touchette says Bodnar likely will be assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters, “not a highly deployable asset.”

If Bodnar gets called to work on a natural disaster in Montana, Touchette says he’d probably be working in an administrative capacity out of Missoula, managing resources or planning missions or supporting logistics.

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Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com

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