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Shawver steps down, Richy appointed to head Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security

Brigadier General William Shawver is leaving his position as director of the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security to take a private-sector position, and Col. Brad Richy has been named the new director. Richy, 54, currently serves as the commander of the 124th Fighter Wing of the Idaho Air National Guard; he's a decorated veteran who's a recipient of the Bronze Star and also holds a master's degree in business administration.

Gov. Butch Otter said, “The Bureau of Homeland Security is the key State agency tasked with working closely with local government authorities to address disaster response and emergency preparedness throughout Idaho. General Shawver has done a masterful job of addressing the unique needs of communities in every corner of our state. He departs from that role with my thanks and great appreciation for his skills. I also know that Colonel Richy will continue that important work requiring both a diplomat’s tact and patience and a seasoned leader’s discipline and operational awareness.”

Shawver will continue to serve as commander of the Idaho Air National Guard. The appointment was announced today by Idaho National Guard Adjutant General Major General Gary Sayler; click below for the full announcement.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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