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Arizona Guardsman Will Lead National Association

Arizona's top National Guard officer is now the senior leader of a national group representing National Guard officers. Major General Michael T. McGuire was elevated to board chairman of the National Guard Association of the United States upon the resignation of Major General Donald Dunbar.

The association says McGuire was a vice-chair of the association and next in the line.

McGuire was appointed Arizona adjutant general in 2013 by then-Governor Jan Brewer.

As adjutant general, McGuire is the senior officer of the Arizona National Guard, which is commanded by the governor.

McGuire also serves as the director of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs.