Governor Andrew Cuomo has selected Major General Anthony German as the 53rd Adjutant General of New York. German is an Oneonta resident who currently commands the New York Air National Guard and also serves as Assistant Adjutant General. German will replace Major General Patrick Murphy, who has served as Adjutant General since 2010, and is leaving the position to serve as Director of Strategy, Plans, Policy and International Affairs for the National Guard Bureau in Washington, D.C. German will assume his new duties in April.