AUGUSTA, Maine - The head of the Maine Army National Guard is speaking out in opposition to a Pentagon plan that would reduce the size of the Guard, in order to maintain more regular Army units. Maine Adjutant Gen. James Campbell has the support of Gov. Paul LePage.
Maine, like other states, has two National Guard components: the Army Guard and the Air Force Guard. And the Pentagon treats them differently. The Army wants to reduce the Army National Guard in favor of more regular Army units, while the Air Force considers its Guard units as an integral part of its force structure.