A string of bad press and questions of malfeasance has driven unrest within the California National Guard into the ouster of a top general tasked with commanding the Guard’s air branch.
The air branch commander, speaking to The Los Angeles Times, said the head of the Golden State’s National Guard – Maj. Gen. David Baldwin – had “lost touch with reality.”
Few reasons have officially been dispatched as cause for Maj. Gen. Gregory Jones’ ouster.
A statement from the Guard merely noted that it “is committed to facilitating a positive working environment for all of its members, regardless of gender and ethnicity.”
The firing arrived as claims that high-level Guard commanders secretly ordered a Fresno-based F-15C fighter jet be readied in the event they would be needed to intimidate protesters over the course of 2020.
Guard members went public with…