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Col. Stephen Rader appointed as Director of the Joint Staff

U.S. Air Force Col. Steve Rader, commander of the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, welcomes members from the 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard and representatives from 302nd Airlift Wing and 146th Airlift Wing at the beginning of the annual Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System training for certification held at the Cheyenne Regional Airport, Cheyenne, Wyo., May 6, 2013. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Patricia Findley/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Steve Rader, commander of the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, welcomes members from the 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard and representatives from 302nd Airlift Wing and 146th Airlift Wing at the beginning of the annual Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System training for certification held at the Cheyenne Regional Airport, Cheyenne, Wyo., May 6, 2013. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Patricia Findley/Released)

Col. Stephen E. Rader (left) assumes command of the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, July 9, 2011. Brig. Gen. Donald A. Haught (right), Assistant Adjutant General-Air, Wyoming National Guard, was the presiding officer of the ceremony. Haught presents the unit flag to Rader as a symbolic gesture in front of the entire unit in order for all who attend to witness their new leader assume his dutiful position.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Paul Mann)(Released)

Col. Stephen E. Rader (left) assumes command of the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, July 9, 2011. Brig. Gen. Donald A. Haught (right), Assistant Adjutant General-Air, Wyoming National Guard, was the presiding officer of the ceremony. Haught presents the unit flag to Rader as a symbolic gesture in front of the entire unit in order for all who attend to witness their new leader assume his dutiful position.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Paul Mann)(Released)

153rd Airlift Wing Commander, Col. Stephen Rader, briefs the Honorable Daniel B. Ginsberg, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, on the Wing's unique aerial firefighting capability while giving him an up-close look at the U.S. Forest Service MAFFS unit. The secretary visited Airmen of the Wyoming Air National Guard, toured facilities and answered questions March 20, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Rusty Ridley)

153rd Airlift Wing Commander, Col. Stephen Rader, briefs the Honorable Daniel B. Ginsberg, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, on the Wing's unique aerial firefighting capability while giving him an up-close look at the U.S. Forest Service MAFFS unit. The secretary visited Airmen of the Wyoming Air National Guard, toured facilities and answered questions March 20, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Rusty Ridley)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Col. Stephen Rader has been temporarily appointed as Director of the Joint Staff for the Wyoming Military Department effective immediately.

He is assuming the position from Col. Greg Porter, who has received another assignment in Washington D.C. to further his professional development.

Rader was serving as the Air Liaison Officer for the Air National Guard. Prior to that assignment, he had served as commander of the 153rd Airlift Wing located in Cheyenne.