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

  1. Mortar Platoon Leader, CSC/1-110 AR
  2. Executive Officer, A/1-110 AR
  3. Executive Officer, A/1-110 CAV
  4. Troop Commander, A/1-110 CAV
  5. Education Officer, MILPO, STARC
  6. Family Program Manager, MILPO, STARC
  7. State Transportation Officer, DOL, STARC
  8. Secretary to the General Staff, Command Group, STARC
  9. S-1, Recruiting Command, STARC
  10. S-3 Air, 1-181 IN (L)
  11. S-3, 1-182 IN (M)
  12. Executive Officer, 1-181 IN
  13. S-3, 26th (Yankee) Infantry Brigade
  14. Executive Officer, 1-181 IN
  15. S-1, 26th (Yankee) Infantry Brigade
  16. Executive Officer, 26th (Yankee) Brigade Combat Team
  17. Commander, 26th Brigade Special Troops Battalion*
  18. Chief, Training Division, J3, JFHQ-MA
  19. J3, JFHQ-MA
  20. National Security Fellow, Senior Service College Fellowship Program
  21. J5, JFHQ-MA
  22. Chief of the Joint Staff, JFHQ-MA
  23. Commander, 26th (Yankee) Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
  24. Land Component Commander, Massachusetts National Guard
  25. Assistant Adjutant General (Army)


  • Legion of Merit
  • Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Army Commendation Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon
  • Massachusetts Emergency Service Ribbon
  • Medalla de Honor del CECOPAZ (Republic of Paraguay)

Assistant Adjutant General in the Military Division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
at Hanscom Air Force Base.

  • Second Lieutenant 13 September 1983
  • First Lieutenant 12 September 1985
  • Captain 8 March 1990
  • Major 15 September 1999
  • Lieutenant Colonel 5 February 2005
  • Colonel 18 April 2008
  • Brigadier General 22 November 2016


(Current as of January 2017)



Charlie Baker

Governor of Massachusetts

Major General
Gary Keefe

The Adjutant General

Senior Enlisted Leader
Greg Widberg

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