FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
DENVER - Governor Jared Polis takes great pleasure in announcing the nomination of U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Loh to serve as the next director of the U.S. Air National Guard in Washington D.C. Gen. Loh was nominated by the President and his nomination was sent to the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee today. Gen. Loh is the Adjutant General, Colorado National Guard. Reappointed by Gov. Polis, General Loh currently serves as the Executive Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and is a member of the Governor’s Cabinet.
The Air National Guard is a reserve component of the Air Force that requires members to attend drill weekend once a month and active duty training for two weeks once a year. Air Guard units perform state and federal missions.
“Major General Loh has dedicated his career to public service, and we are thrilled he has been nominated to this position,” said Gov. Polis. “Colorado has a proud military tradition, and I am grateful for all Major General Loh has done for Coloradans and our military. His leadership at the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has been unparalleled. Colorado wishes him the best of luck and knows his expertise will be an incredible asset to our country and the Air National Guard.”
“I am tremendously honored to receive this nomination, privileged to have the potential to continue to serve our Nation, and proud to be a National Guardsman,” Gen. Loh said.
Gen. Loh’s Senate confirmation is scheduled for May 21.