News: Missouri Guard welcomes Crowley as new Guard officer
Story by Airman 1st Class 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.
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