Gov. Chris Sununu is nominating Capt. Nathan Noyes to lead the New Hampshire State Police.
Sununu was nominating Noyes at Wednesday's Executive Council meeting. Noyes is commander of a field operations bureau in the state police.
He has served as a state trooper since 2001, previously holding the ranks of troop commander, assistant troop commander, patrol supervisor, and trooper.
Noyes has received several honors, including the Congressional Law Enforcement Award.