Brigadier General Alan C. Gayhart, Sr., the deputy commanding general of the Idaho Army National Guard, joins Marcia Franklin to discuss his troops' involvement in foreign conflicts and peacekeeping efforts. About 1,800 Idaho Guard members just returned from a deployment of 18 months, most of which was served in Iraq. Additional Guard members are in training for an upcoming mission to Afghanistan.
An Idaho native, Brigadier General Gayhart has been with the Idaho National Guard since 1970. He assumed his current duties in December 2005. As deputy commanding general, he is responsible for the strength, training, readiness and management of all Army National Guard units within Idaho.