The man who heads the Pennsylvania National Guard and the state Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs is taking a paid leave of absence, and the governor’s office isn’t saying why.
The administration said Friday that Maj. Gen. James Joseph, adjutant general, went on that status a day earlier.
Deputy Brig. Gen. Anthony Carrelli is taking over as adjutant general on an interim basis.
The press secretary for Gov. Tom Wolf said Joseph’s leave is a personnel matter that he can’t comment on.
Joseph is a former director of the state emergency management agency. He’s also a former Hazleton police chief.
Carrelli is a graduate of the Air Force Academy. He’s been with the Pennsylvania Air National Guard since 1999.