Kansas Senate Unanimously Confirms Governor Kelly’s Appointee for Adjutant General,
Brigadier General Venerdi


TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today celebrated the Kansas Senate’s unanimous confirmation of Brigadier General Michael Venerdi to serve as the Adjutant General of Kansas.

“I am confident Brigadier General Michael Venerdi will carry on the fine traditions of the Kansas National Guard in his new role as Adjutant General,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “Between graduating from the Air Force Academy and flying combat missions in Afghanistan, he brings leadership experience and an unwavering dedication to military service. I look forward to continuing to serve the women and men of Kansas alongside him.”  

Prior to his appointment and confirmation as the 38th Adjutant General of Kansas, Venerdi served as the Director of the Joint Staff, Kansas National Guard at the Joint Force Headquarters in Topeka. He previously served as Commander of the 184th Wing at McConnell Air Force Base. 

“It is an honor to be confirmed by the Kansas Senate, and I am grateful for the trust and confidence both Governor Kelly and the Senate have shown me,” Brigadier General Michael Venerdi said. “As I take on this new role, I look forward to working with the state legislature and my teammates in the Kansas National Guard, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, and the Civil Air Patrol.”  

Venerdi’s confirmation comes following Major General David Weishaar’s retirement from this position on April 1. 

A photo of Brigadier General Venerdi for media use can be found here.