Lee Tafanelli

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Lee E. Tafanelli
Tafanelli as Adjutant General
Tafanelli in 2011
Adjutant General of Kansas
Assumed office
January 28, 2011
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives from the 47th district
In office
2001–2004
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives from the 47th district
In office
2006–2011
Personal details
Born (1961-03-09) March 9, 1961 (age 56)[1]
Capaldo, Kansas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Tammy
Residence Ozawkie, Kansas, U.S.
Alma mater Pittsburg State University
Kansas State University
United States Army War College
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Kansas Army National Guard
Years of service 1980 – present
Rank Army-USA-OF-07.svg Major general

Lee E. Tafanelli (born March 3, 1961) is the current Adjutant General of Kansas. He is a former Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 47th district.

Career[edit]

Politics[edit]

Tafanelli was a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 47th district. He first served from 2001-04. Following a yearlong deployment in 2005 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he served from 2006 until his resignation January 10, 2011 when he was appointed Adjutant General of Kansas by Governor Sam Brownback.

Committee membership[edit]

  • Transportation and Public Safety Budget (Chair)
  • Appropriations
  • Vision 2020
  • Veterans, Military and Homeland Security
  • Joint Committee on Kansas Security

Major donors[edit]

The top 5 donors to Tafanelli's 2008 campaign:[2]

  • 1. Tafanelli, Lee $1,750
  • 2. Koch Industries $1,000
  • 3. Kansas Medical Society $1000
  • 4. Kansas Contractors Association $1000
  • 5. Wal-Mart $900

Military[edit]

On January 28, 2011, Tafanelli was sworn in as the Adjutant General of Kansas, the military commander of the Kansas National Guard, and was promoted to major general. Previously he served as assistant adjutant general-Army, Kansas Army National Guard.

Tafanelli joined the Kansas Army National Guard in 1980 and receiving his commission as a second lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers through Army ROTC at Pittsburg State University in 1982.

While serving as commander of the 891st Engineer Battalion, he led the battalion on its deployment to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. Later, he commanded the 69th Troop Command and was director of operations for the Kansas National Guard.

Tafanelli has served at the Department of the Army level, as military assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) in support of Operation Noble Eagle and Operation Enduring Freedom.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions
  3. ^ "TAG Biography". KANSAS ADJUTANT GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 

External links[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Tod Bunting
Adjutant General of Kansas
January 28, 2011 - Present
Incumbent