LEWISTON — Col. Donald McCormack, a Lewiston native,  is scheduled to be promoted Friday to brigadier general.

A promotion ceremony is planned for 12:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston. 

McCormack will be the new assistant adjutant general of the Maine Air National Guard. His job will include advising Gov. Paul LePage and Maj. Gen. John W. Libby on matters concerning the Air Force and the Maine Air National Guard. He will be responsible for plans and programs affecting more than 1,100 Maine Air National Guard personnel located in Augusta, Bangor and South Portland.

McCormack graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1980. He flew search and rescue helicopters credited with saving 18 lives before being assigned to fly presidential support helicopters from Andrews Air Force Base.

McCormack lives with his wife, Diane, in Windham.

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