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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Homeland Security and Emergency Management Secretary Michael Duvall is stepping down to take a job at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Duvall, a retired Air Force commander who made $103,000 with the state, will become assistant manager for safeguards and security at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Site Office. His last day with the state is Jan. 29.
Duvall has been in the job since Gov. Susana Martinez took office last January. During that year, he oversaw the state's responses to several crises, including the last winter's cold freeze and natural gas outage and last summer's record-setting fire season, which saw the largest wildfire in state history threaten Los Alamos.
Martinez has named DHSEM Deputy Secretary Greg Myers acting secretary while she looks for Duvall's replacement.