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Amid sexual misconduct inquiry in National Guard, DeSantis names new adjutant general

April 10, 2019

From the Miami Herald website

Days after a report of ongoing investigations of Florida National Guard leaders over allegations of sexual misconduct and coverup, Gov. Ron DeSantis has named a new commander.

In a conference room in his office at the Capitol, DeSantis told reporters Tuesday that Air Force Maj. Gen. James Eifert is the right choice to deal with the investigation.

“I don’t have any basis to know how that investigation will shake out,” said DeSantis, a former attorney with the Navy Judge Advocate General. “But I can tell you that if there are merits to the allegations, this is a guy that’s going to clean it up. This is not something that would be acceptable under his leadership.”

Eifert, 59, said ongoing investigations will be a “significant priority” once he assumes command.

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