Assistant Adjutant General (Army),
Massachusetts Army National Guard
Brigadier General Francis B. Magurn II
Brigadier General Magurn is the Assistant Adjutant General – Army, Massachusetts National Guard. He serves as the Adjutant General’s principle advisor on Army issues. He is responsible for liaison with external partners, to include the state, local, and federal interagency, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), National Guard Bureau and the Department of the Army. He has oversight of Army Facility Construction and Stationing and is a voting member of the State Retired List Board. He chairs the State Partnership Program with the Republic of Paraguay, the Risk Reduction, Resiliency, and Suicide Prevention (R3SP) Council and Joint Diversity Executive Council. He is president of the Academic Board and Senior Service College Selection Board. He is responsible for supporting and shaping the force. Brigadier General Magurn serves as a Joint Task Force Commander and/or Contingency Dual Status Commander in domestic response operations as required. He was born and raised in Concord. He joined the MAARNG in 1980 and served three years as an M48A5 Tank crewman. He received his commission as a second Lieutenant in Armor in September 1983 from the Massachusetts Military Academy Officer Candidate School class 50. He has served in various command and staff assignments including Mortar Platoon Leader, Troop Executive Officer, Cavalry Troop Commander, Infantry Battalion S-3, Infantry Battalion XO, Infantry Brigade S-3, Special Troops Battalion Commander and J-3/Chief of the Massachusetts National Guard Training Division. In 2003, he deployed to Guantanamo Bay Cuba as the Executive Officer of Task Force Powderhorn, Joint Task Force GTMO which oversaw base security of the installation and detention facilities. He has a master’s degree in Public Affairs from the University of Massachusetts and is National Security Fellow from Harvard University. He resides in Littleton Mass. with his wife Joni. He is the proud father of Cadet Franco Magurn, Montana National Guard and Pfc. Brian Magurn, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army and daughter Kate, a student at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
Brigadier General Magurn received his commission through the Massachusetts Military Academy. He has served as a commander at company, battalion, and brigade levels. He is a 2010 graduate of the United States Army War College National Security Fellowship Program. Brigadier General Magurn recently returned to traditional M-Day status after 21 years on AGR and 7 years as a Federal Technician. Brigadier General Magurn was appointed by Governor Patrick as Assistant Adjutant General in the Military Division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security in May 2014.
1980 Basic Training, Ft. Dix, NJ
1981 AIT, Ft. Knox, KY
1983 OCS, Massachusetts Military Academy
1984 Armor Officer School Basic
1988 Armor School, Officer Advanced
1988 University of Massachusetts, Bachelor of Arts in English, Boston, MA
1991 Tank Commander’s Course
1996 Recruiting and Retention Managers Course
1996 U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, CAS3
2001 U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, CGSC
2004 Human Resource Management Course (FA 43A), (Non-Resident)
2006 Unit Training Management System, Master Trainer
2007 Joint Interagency Training Center, Joint Operations Center 101
2008 Activity Manager/Budget Analyst
2009 University of Massachusetts, Master of Science in Public Affairs, Boston, MA
2010 US Army War College, National Security Fellow, Kennedy School of Government
2013 USNORTHCOM Contingency Dual Status Commanders Course
Assistant Adjutant General in the Military Division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
at Hanscom Air Force Base.
(Current as of January 2017)
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