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New Leader Of California National Guard Has High Hopes For The Future



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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, February 12, 2010
The leader of the California National Guard is still new on the job, but she’s already trying to improve support services for her soldiers. 
 
A few weeks ago, Mary Kight (KITE) was sworn-in as the Cal Guard’s next Adjutant General by Governor Schwarzenegger. 

She’s the first African-American woman to hold such a post in the country.  

Kight replaces Major General William Wade who’s now working with NATO’s Response Force in Italy. 

Capital Public Radio's Steve Shadley recently sat down with General Kight at her Sacramento headquarters...
 
0212 Mary Kight Interview   (Runs: 2 minutes 52 seconds) 
Intro: "Tell me if you ever get tired of answering this question, but...”
Outro: "Thank You very much for taking the time to talk to me..."
 
California National Guard Adjutant General Mary Kight speaking with Capital Public Radio's Steve Shadley.

Kight has been with the Guard for more than 20 years.  

Earlier this month, she was promoted from second in command to California’s top Guard Official.
 
      
 
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