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College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Behavioral and Social Sciences Distinguished Alumni

2007 Distinguished Alumni

Mary J. Kight

BA Social Welfare, Class of 1973

Honor Year: 2007

Brigadier General Mary J. Kight is the Assistant Adjutant General for the California National Guard.  She serves as a military assistant and advisor to The Adjutant General for Army and Air National Guard matters in the state of California.  After graduating from Chico State, General Kight enlisted in the active duty Air Force and received her commission in 1974. Kight left active duty in 1981 and joined the Nebraska Air National Guard. She returned to her home state of California in 1984 and has risen through the ranks. Kight has received several major awards and decorations including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.