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MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County Manager Josh Potosek is pleased to welcome John Liddle as deputy county manager. Liddle’s appointment by Potosek was confirmed by the legislature, and he will begin on April 1.
“John’s incredible experience, professionalism and collaborative ambition set him apart and will provide Sullivan County with top-notch leadership,” Potosek said. “He’s an innovative thinker, a quick learner and an accomplished veteran of the armed services, both at sea and on land.”
A native of Pottsville, PA, Liddle just retired from the U.S. Navy with the rank of lieutenant commander. During two decades in the Navy, he served on the USS Princeton during the post-9/11 Operation “Enduring Freedom,” on the USS Mason during two narcotics interdictions and the release and return of a freighter and 24 hostages seized by Somali pirates, and on the USS Hue City during a major fire that was extinguished while at sea, without injury to the crew.
Liddle also served at the Pentagon as technical support officer and operations briefer to the chief of naval operations. During this time, he completed a master’s in strategic communications and leadership from Seton Hall University, bolstering a bachelor’s in political science earned at the U.S. Naval Academy. At the same time, he completed a second master’s in national security and strategic studies at the Naval War College.