Air Guard General Confirmed as First-Ever Four-Star Bureau Chief

By Marjorie Censer / October 3, 2008 at 5:00 AM
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Air Force Lt. Gen. Craig McKinley to serve not only as chief of the National Guard Bureau but also as its first four-star chief. The move reflects changes made in the Fiscal Year 2008 Defense Authorization Act, which provided a fourth star for the chief of the National Guard Bureau, mandated that at least one deputy head of U.S. Northern Command be a Guard officer and expanded the bureau's charter. McKinley, who is the director...

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