Dismissed general sues his superiors

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MARIETTA, Ga. -- A high-ranking ex-officer with the Georgia National Guard is suing his former employer, accusing the military unit of unfairly firing him after he issued a whistleblower report raising issues of ethical misconduct among his superiors.

The lawsuit, filed in Cobb County Superior Court, also names as defendants the state Department of Defense and current and former heads of the state National Guard

According to the lawsuit, Larry Dudney attempted to raise concerns about the senior leadership of the National Guard and was ignored. He says he submitted his concerns in a report to the Department of Army Inspector General and was terminated less than a month later as brigadier general and director of the Joint Staff.

Calls to the Georgia National Guard seeking comment were not immediately returned.

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