Maj. Gen. Janson “Durr” Boyles is the new NGAUS chairman. Boyles is currently also serving as adjutant general of Mississippi. He began his National Guard career in 1982 and served in medical and engineer units in his home state as he rose up the ranks to become Mississippi’s top officer. He has previously deployed in support of overseas operations in Afghanistan and Kosovo.
Boyles succeeds retired Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire of Arizona, who will now serve on the board as immediate past chair.