BISMARCK, N.D. — The commander of the North Dakota National Guard has been reappointed to a second term.

Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, the North Dakota Guard's adjutant general, was first appointed in 2015 by then-Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

Gov. Doug Burgum reappointed Dohrmann to a six-year term on Wednesday. The appointment is effective in July.

Dohrmann succeeded Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, who retired in 2015 after nine years as adjutant general.

Dohrmann is the state's 21st adjutant general and oversees more than 4,000 airmen and soldiers in North Dakota.

Dohrmann joined the North Dakota National Guard in 1990 and was appointed deputy adjutant general in 2007. Two years later, he led a force of about 2,200 troops from seven countries as part of a yearlong peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.