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Missouri Guard welcomes Crowley as new Guard officer Senior Airman Nathan Dampf

Sgt. Grant Crowley of the Missouri National Guard receives his certificate of completion of Officer Candidate School from his girlfriend Faye Schlechta April 29, 2013, during a ceremony held at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City. “It was definitely tough, but it was a big accomplishment to achieve it. I look forward to being able to take command,” said Crowley (Missouri National Guard photo by Nathan Dampf).

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard, friends and Families congratulated Sgt. Grant Crowley and two fellow new Army National Guard officers Monday morning at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City.

Crowley, 2nd Lt. Caton Jeffries and 2nd Lt. Markland Anderson completed Officer Candidate School, or OCS, at Fort McClellan, Ala., on March 15.

“It was definitely tough, but it was a big accomplishment to achieve it,” said Crowley. “I look forward to being able to take command.”

OCS is the National Guard’s officer training program administered by the Alabama Military Academy in Fort McClellan, Ala. The eight-week long program introduces officer candidates to leadership and management skills, as well as an education in military history and tactics. Approximately 50 percent of the selected candidates complete the full program.

Sgt. Crowley, of Boonville, accepted his certificate of completion. He is waiting to accept his commission until he is able to take a full-time officer position within the Missouri Guard. Crowley is currently with the 2175th Military Police Company out of Hannibal.

Crowley is the son of Sheila Moore and Greg Crowley of Lawson. At the ceremony, he was joined by his girlfriend, Faye Schlechta.

For more information about the Missouri National Guard, please visit www.moguard.com and our social media sites: www.facebook.com/Missouri.National.Guard; www.twitter.com/Missouri_NG; www.youtube.com/MoNationalGuard; www.myspace.com/missouri_ng; www.flickr.com/photos/missouriguard; www.moguard.com/blog; www.pinterest.com/monationalguard/


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Date Taken:04.29.2013

Date Posted:05.03.2013 09:50

Location:JEFFERSON CITY, MO, USGlobe

Hometown:BOONVILLE, MO, US

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