Governor Ducey Announces Retirement Of Arizona’s Adjutant General, Director Of Emergency And Military Affairs
PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey today announced the retirement of Maj. Gen. Michael T. McGuire, who serves on the Governor’s cabinet as both the Director of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs and as the Adjutant General for the state.
“General McGuire’s solid leadership and expertise has been critical, especially during the COVID-19 emergency response,” said Governor Ducey. “Arizona is grateful for General McGuire’s exceptional service to the state and nation.”
McGuire has served in the role since 2013. He planned to retire last year but extended his service because of the pandemic. His last day will be April 10.
McGuire is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of a nearly 8,300-member department, which includes the Arizona’s Army and Air National Guard, Joint Programs, and the Division of Emergency Management.
“We have an incredible bench of leaders at DEMA, ready to continue the legacy of selfless service and excellence the agency is known for, serving the citizens of Arizona and the great United States of America,” McGuire said. “The last year has been the most humbling and gratifying year of my service to watch the nearly 8,300 soldiers, airmen, and civilians of DEMA prove we are always ready, always there.”
The general’s retirement marks the culmination of his nearly 34 years of honorable military service.