Maine Gov. Paul LePage has fired the leader of the Maine National Guard.
The governor announced Tuesday that he has relieved Brig. Gen. James Campbell of his command as adjutant general of the Maine National Guard and commissioner of the Department of Veterans and Emergency Management.
LePage said in a statement that he lost faith in Campbell's ability to lead Maine soldiers and airmen after an internal review.
The governor's announcement was made at the same time Campbell was to address the Legislature.
Brig. Gen. Gerard F. Bolduc will serve as acting adjutant general.