National Guard General Fired For Ordering Troops To Take His Mom Shopping

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A general with the California National Guard has been relieved of duty after he reportedly ordered troops to take his mother shopping.

Brigadier General Jeffrey Magram has also been accused of forcing subordinates to perform other personal tasks, such as making an on-duty National Guard member drive him 120 miles to a dental appointment and coercing an underling to take his place in a mandatory training session, a spokesman says. While Magram hasn't denied the accusations, he says no one has ever complained about running errands for him.

"Had I ever heard of any ethics issues like this from subordinates, peers or commanders, or perceptions of such, I would have corrected or addressed it on the spot," he said in a statement to an inspector general.

After finding Magram guilty of the offenses, a National Guard board has determined he'll be "involuntarily transferred" to the U.S. Air Force retired reserve, which a spokesman says is "parallel" to being fired. In a memo written to Magram, Major General Matthew Beevers writes, "Your conduct has caused me to lose faith, trust and confidence in your ability to continue serving."

pleem on January 10th, 2023 at 19:35 UTC »

Lol, you know how many base commanders I’ve seen using staff to mow their lawns, wash personal cars etc…. This guy must have some serious enemies.

VeeTach on January 10th, 2023 at 15:41 UTC »

Being transferred to Retired Reserve doesn’t sound like he was fired. More like “you’ve embarrassed us and we’re gonna sock you away but you’ll retain all benefits and pay.

mibishibi on January 10th, 2023 at 15:36 UTC »

Who will take his mom shopping now?!