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Former Michigan Air National Guard leader cited for using his position for personal gain

January 13, 2016

A former two-star general with the Michigan Air National Guard improperly used his office to try to win two contracts for a company he founded, according to an Air Force inspector general report.

At issue were two contract proposals submitted by now-retired Maj. Gen. James Wilson for his Springfield, Virginia-based consulting firm Northstar Services LLC. Northstar’s proposals, submitted in 2010 and 2011, contained Wilson’s official photograph in military service dress, according to the IG report. At the time, Wilson was still in the Guard as a brigadier general, and the photograph had his ceremonial one-star flag in the background.

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