FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Lincoln, Neb.) Photo Gallery - Today, Gov. Dave Heineman announced Brig. Gen. Daryl L. Bohac of Waverly, as his choice to take over for Maj. Gen. Judd Lyons as Nebraska Adjutant General.
“As Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Bohac brings a variety of experiences, both as a traditional member and full-time member of the Nebraska National Guard, and with the Army and Air National Guard,” said Gov. Heineman. “I’ve worked with Brig. Gen. Bohac on a variety of issues and I know he will be an outstanding Adjutant General for the Nebraska National Guard and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.”
Gen. Bohac, 52, will be promoted to Major General and receive command of the Nebraska National Guard from Maj. Gen. Judd Lyons during a ceremony scheduled for Sunday, July 14. As Nebraska’s Adjutant General, Gen. Bohac will lead the more than 4,600 Air and Army personnel making up the Nebraska National Guard.
Gen. Bohac said, “I am humbled by Governor Heineman’s confidence in me and I am excited to have the opportunity to lead the men and women of the Nebraska National Guard and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency. I consider myself truly blessed by this opportunity and take very seriously the responsibility that the position brings with it.”
In addition to commanding the Nebraska’s military forces, Gen. Bohac will serve as a member of the Governor’s Cabinet and director of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, working with the state’s civilian emergency preparedness and disaster response personnel.
Gen. Bohac has 35 years of military service with 31 years of service in the Nebraska National Guard. He has most recently served as the Assistant Adjutant General – Air, Nebraska National Guard, and as the Deputy Adjutant General of the Nebraska National Guard. As the Assistant Adjutant General, Gen. Bohac served as the principal advisor to Maj. Gen. Lyons on complex and sensitive issues in the areas of logistics, command and control, communications, manpower and personnel, strength management, and other support functions related to mission operations. He assisted the adjutant general in ensuring Nebraska National Guard units are provided with adequate guidance, manpower, resources and facilities to support both federal and state missions.
Gen. Bohac has served in number of positions during his military career. He has served in the military since 1978, serving first as enlisted member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ 4th Engineering Maintenance Company in Omaha and later in the Nebraska Air National Guard’s Vehicle Maintenance Branch of the Lincoln-based 155th Resources Management Squadron. He received his commission as a second lieutenant in the Nebraska Air National Guard on Aug. 11, 1988, after being named a distinguished graduate of the Air National Guard’s Academy of Military Science.
Following his commission as a second lieutenant, Bohac served for 10 years as the traditional, part-time supply operations officer for the 155th Resource Management Squadron in Lincoln.
In 1998, he transferred to the 155th Aircraft Generation Squadron to serve as an aircraft maintenance officer, serving there until September 1998 when he assumed command of the Nebraska Air Guard’s 155th Maintenance Squadron. He later served as the commander of the 155th Aircraft Generation Squadron, serving there until November 2003 when he transferred to the Nebraska National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters to serve as the full-time executive staff support officer.
Bohac later served as the deputy chief of staff for joint operations before being appointed as the Nebraska Air National Guard director of staff in June 2007, a position he served in until becoming the assistant adjutant general in April 2010.
Bohac deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, from December 2008 until May 2009, where he served as the senior air reserve component advisor for Air Force Central Command. He is also a veteran of deployments in support of Operations Noble Eagle, Decisive Endeavor and Deliberate Guard.
Gen Bohac and his wife Kristie reside in Waverly and have two children, Erica and Sam. Bohac is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1987, his Master of Arts degree in Psychology in 1994 and his Doctorate in Philosophy in Clinical Psychology in 1994.