Seven Connecticut State Troopers have been promoted to Major. All are State Police veterans with more than 150 years of cumulative experience as Patrol Troopers, Detectives, Instructors and Command Staff. One of the men promoted is Michael O’Donnell, who is Commanding Officer of State Police Western District Headquarters. He most recently served as Acting Commanding Officer for the district and is part of the unit's Crime Squad. During 25 years as a Trooper, He has served as Troop L Commanding Officer and a Resident Trooper Sergeant for Southbury. He has earned a Medal for Meritorious Service as well as several Unit Citations. Major O’Donnell holds a B.A. from Quinnipiac University.