Gov. Matt Bevin announced the appointment of Col. M. Blaine Hedges, of Louisville, as Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, effective Dec. 1. Hedges will serve for a term concurrent with the Governor.
“Col. Hedges is a man of distinguished character and has, throughout his career, demonstrated exceptional leadership and management skills,” said Bevin. “As a fellow veteran, I am grateful for the selfless sacrifice he has displayed through his service to our nation. Col. Hedges’ strong personal character will be a great asset to our administration and to the citizens of our Commonwealth.”
Hedges has led organizations with up to 39,000 personnel, and with budgets and real property in excess of $160 million. Most recently, Hedges served as Brigade Commander (Regional Vice President/Director) of the 7th Brigade, United States Army Cadet Command in Fort Knox.
“After just shy of three decades of military service to our Nation, it is truly an honor and a privilege to be named as the Executive Director for the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs,” said Hedges. “My family looks forward to settling down in one location, while still being afforded the opportunity to serve something higher than ourselves.
“This position is extremely important, and it’s going to be superb to have an instrumental role for a team focused on supporting and partnering with our military while creating enduring economic opportunity across the Commonwealth. I am extremely excited and would like to thank Governor Bevin and his administration for this unique opportunity.”
Hedges will continue to serve as Commissioner of the State Council for Kentucky’s Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission.
From Governor’s Office Communications