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    A General Is Fired From the Scandal-Plagued California National Guard

    A General Is Fired From the Scandal-Plagued California National Guard

    In yet another ouster of a top commander for the troubled California National Guard, a brigadier general has been fired after internal inquiries found that he inappropriately used personnel for personal tasks, had a subordinate complete part of his cybersecurity training and otherwise engaged in conduct that seeded distrust in the ranks.

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Magram will be “involuntarily transferred” next week to the U.S.  retired reserve, an action that is “parallel” to a firing, California National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Brandon Hill said Friday.

    Magram, who was once director of the Guard's air staff, is the fifth general to resign, retire or be fired in the wake of scandals exposed by Times investigations of the organization over the last four years.

    Most of the allegations against Magram were first disclosed in a Times report in June. Weeks later, the longtime head of the Guard, Maj. Gen. David Baldwin, retired.

    In an email to The Times, Hill said an internal disciplinary board substantiated the allegations against Magram, and the general was removed “for cause.” The board's action came after two separate inquiries into Magram's conduct by military inspectors general; directives to dismiss him were issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom's office and Baldwin's successor, Maj. Gen. Matthew Beevers, the Guard's acting adjutant general.

    Attempts to reach Magram for comment were unsuccessful….

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