Hawaii has a new adjutant general. The state Department of Defense held a “Transfer of Authority” ceremony at Kalaeloa Sunday afternoon.

Gov. David Ige thanked outgoing adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Darryl Wong, for his four years of service.

Wong formally relinquished his authority to incoming state adjutant general Brig. Gen. Author “Joe” Logan.

Logan was previously director of operations for the Hawaii Army National Guard and served in Afghanistan.

“This, my golden rule for everyone in our department, treat all others with aloha, dignity and respect,” he said. “As leaders, we must inspire our employees in their personal and professional lives to be and do their best.”

The state adjutant general is a member of the governor’s cabinet.

Logan will oversee the training and readiness of the Hawaii Army and Air National Guards.

He is also now the director of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, formerly State Civil Defense, and is the state’s homeland security adviser.

His nomination is still subject to state Senate confirmation.