Advance American Exceptionalism
Since its Founding, our country has been committed to freedom, opportunity and overcoming adversity. It’s time we stand up and remind everyone why the United States of America is still the greatest country in the history of the world. I will always stand up for our values and fight to keep this country great.
Secure The Border
Border security must be our top priority. We have to finish building the wall and provide resources to states in support of our border patrol to stop illegal crossings and the flood of drugs over the border. No border, no security. No security, no country. It’s that simple. I will always fight for the resources to keep our nation safe.
Life is our most fundamental right, and our nation must protect the innocent. We need a judiciary that will finally right its previous injustices and recognize this fundamental right. Congress must permanently end funding for activities that violate the sanctity of life. I will always stand up for life.
Defend the Second Amendment
The right to bear arms is not optional and not up for debate. It’s our check on the tyranny of government. I will always fight for our Second Amendment rights.
Uphold the Constitution
We are a nation of laws, and the Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land. As a constitutional conservative, I believe in our system of checks and balances and know that the Constitution leaves power for the people and the states, not the federal government. I will always stand up against infringement of our constitutional rights.
Meet Mick McGuire
Husband. Father. Veteran. Arizonan.
Major General Michael T. McGuire, USAF (Ret.) has dedicated nearly 38 years of his life to serving our country. From navigating aerial combat over Iraq to negotiating with state and federal legislators, he has a proven track record of leading diverse teams through challenging situations. From 2013-2021, McGuire served as the Adjutant General of the Arizona National Guard and, more recently, as the current Chairman of the Board for the National Guard Association of the United States, which is the voice for nearly 45,000 current and former National Guard officers throughout the country.
The McGuire family has deep roots in Arizona, dating back to the 1930s, when his great grandfather settled in the state. Major General McGuire, USAF (Ret.) upheld this legacy, having lived in Arizona for much of his adult life.
Major General McGuire’s, USAF (Ret.) life cannot adequately be described apart from his family. He and his wife Debbie have been married for 33 years. They have raised three wonderful daughters and are the proud grandparents of their first grandchild.
Major General McGuire, USAF (Ret.) received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 1987, McGuire graduated pilot training at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas before serving on several operational, combat, and training assignments. As an F-16 Pilot, he deployed to Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm – Operation Southern Watch and Operation Northern Watch over the next 14 years. He is a Fighter Weapons School Graduate and a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours, including 250 combat and combat-support flying hours.
In 2001, McGuire joined the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Fighter Wing, Tucson International Airport, as an instructor pilot. Then, in 2010, McGuire commanded the 214th Reconnaissance Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, where he led the unit in combat operations in support of overseas contingencies. In 2011, McGuire returned to the 162nd Fighter Wing, but this time as the commander. He held this position until 2013.
Arizona Tag And Director Of Dema (2013–2021)
For nearly eight years (2013–2021), Major General McGuire, USAF (Ret.) served as the Adjutant General (TAG) of the Arizona National Guard, reporting directly to Governor Ducey as the senior military officer in the state. In addition, Major General McGuire, USAF (Ret.) simultaneously served as the Director of the State of Arizona’s Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA), overseeing emergency response efforts across Arizona.
In his role as Adjutant General, McGuire supervised the training for approximately 8,300 National Guard personnel, certifying the readiness of all deployments of Arizona soldiers and airmen into combat zones. In addition, he balanced the annual training budget of 750 million dollars and managed over six billion dollars in equipment and real property assets.
In 2020, McGuire coordinated the largest mobilization of the Arizona National Guard since World War II to combat COVID-19, civil unrest, wildlife fires, and a crisis at the border. Over a 10-month period, nearly 6,700 individual missions were completed across Arizona, totaling nearly 400,000 working hours.
Major General McGuire, USAF (Ret.) advocated for education and workforce development. During his tenure, state funding was restored to Arizona’s tuition reimbursement for National Guardsmen and federal tuition reimbursement was established for Arizona Air National Guardsmen.