Major Kevin Molinari replaced Major Louis Barbaria as Troop C Commander.
Troop C headquarters is in Sidney. The troop covers the 7 counties of Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga and Tompkins.
Major Molinari has worked as a trooper for 27 years and has spent all but one year with Troop C.
He was the zone commander before this promotion.
Troop C has gone through three command changes since 2003.
Major Louis Barbaria had served about a year and a half before state rules required him to retire at age 57.