Alabama's Former Adjutant General Set To Take High Military Job

Former Alabama Adjutant General Mike Sumrall has a new military job -- keeping U-S forces in Iraq properly equipped on the battlefield.

Next month April 15thSumrall will take the position as deputy assistant to the head of military logistics at Central Command in Tampa, Florida. But Sumrall's stay in central Florida will be short -- about one week later he will move to Central Command's Middle East headquarters in Qatar.

The 56-year-old Brigadier General said the position is an honor. He also said he's looking forward to seeing Alabama National Guard personnel assigned in the region. Sumrall, who served during Governor Siegelman's administration, has been assisting newly appointed Adjutant General Mark Bowen's transition into office.

This story is courtesy the Alabama Associated Press.