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Retiring commander reflects on career, future role of Maryland National Guard
Retiring commander reflects on career, future role of Maryland National Guard

Cambridge native James A. Adkins joined the Army in 1975. In the ensuing decades, he studied Russian, earned a commission, and served Cold War-era assignments in the infantry, the cavalry and intelligence. In 2007, then-Gov. Martin O'Malley appointed Adkins the state secretary of veterans affairs. The following year, O'Malley named Adkins the commander of the Maryland National Guard. As the 28th adjutant general of Maryland, Adkins was responsible for a force of 6,000 soldiers and airmen making multiple deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq and other conflict zones, supporting immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border, and responding to emergencies in Maryland and...

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