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    Missouri Guard welcomes Crowley as new Guard officer

    Missouri Guard welcomes Crowley as new Guard officer

    Photo By Senior Airman Nathan Dampf | Sgt. Grant Crowley of the Missouri National Guard receives his certificate of...... read more read more



    Story by Airman 1st Class Nathan Dampf 

    Missouri National Guard Public Affairs Office

    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/



    Date Taken: 04.29.2013
    Date Posted: 05.03.2013 10:09
    Story ID: 106279
    Location: JEFFERSON CITY, MO, US 
    Hometown: BOONVILLE, MO, US

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