Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen has announced the designation of Air National Guard Maj. Gen. John H. Fenimore V as the Air National Guard member of the Reserve Forces Policy Board, effective Sept. 1, 1999.
The 24-member board was created by Congress in 1952.
Acting through the assistant secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, the board serves as the principal policy advisor to the secretary of Defense on military reserve force matters.
Members include the assistant secretary responsible for reserve affairs from each of the military departments, and active duty and reserve forces general and flag officers representing all Services, including the Coast Guard.
Fenimore currently serves as the adjutant general of New York, responsible for command and control of all militia forces in the state of New York, including the New York National Guard.
His recent military experience includes service as assistant adjutant general for Air, Headquarters, New York Air National Guard - Division of Military and Naval Affairs, Latham, N.Y., and commander, 106th Aerospace Recovery and Rescue Group, New York Air National Guard, Westhampton Beach, N.Y.