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Scott Brown set to retire from National Guard

Scott Brown in the National Guard.

Scott Brown campaign

Scott Brown in the National Guard.

A spokesman for the National Guard today confirmed that Scott Brown is set to retire from military service.

“Brown submitted a request to retire” and “is scheduled to retire on 30 Jun 14,” a spokesman for the Maryland Army National Guard, Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kohler, said in e-mails.

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Kohler said that Brown will retire “on his mandatory retirement date.”

Brown, who joined the Massachusetts Army National Guard in 1979, transferred to the Maryland National Guard in 2012. A lawyer, he has been serving both at the Pentagon and at the nearby National Guard Bureau headquarters.

Brown will be honored at a retirement ceremony at the Pentagon on May 13, the Globe reported Monday.

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A former US Senator from Massachusetts, Brown is set announce a bid for US Senate in New Hampshire on Thursday. He is hoping to unseat Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.

A Brown campaign spokeswoman referred questions on the specifics of his retirement to the National Guard.

Bryan Bender of the Globe staff contributed to this report. Joshua Miller can be reached at joshua.miller@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jm_bos.
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