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    646th RSG changes command

    FORT MCCOY, WI, UNITED STATES

    05.12.2012

    Story by Staff Sgt. Kevin Gorzek 

    368th Public Affairs Detachment

    Fort McCoy, Wis. -- The 646th Regional Support Group, headquartered in Madison, Wis., changed its commander May 12 after a battle assembly weekend at Fort McCoy, Wis.

    Col. Ronald L. Jones retired from the Army Reserves after 31 years of service in the Army.

    Col. Robert J. Carlson replaced Jones as the commander of the 646th, an Army Reserve unit composed of about 1,900 soldiers located throughout the Midwest.

    "He'll do fine," said Jones while saying that he and Carlson have many similarities. Carlson recently returned from deployment to Afghanistan with the 310th Expeditionary Support Command, the 646th's higher headquarters.

    He was selected as Jones' replacement last July, but did not take command until now because of the deployment, said Jones.

    Jones said the delay worked out well for him as it allowed Jones to gain an extra year of service. Jones is continuing service to the United States in his civilian career as an executive at the National Credit Union Administration.

    He said he is looking forward to attending a nine-month executive development program course coming up in September.

    Jones says he has enjoyed his career with the NCUA and appreciates the support the agency has given him through multiple overseas deployments with the Army Reserve.

    He said, "The Army is very much an NCO driven organization." Non-commissioned officers need to continue to take care of their soldiers and pass their knowledge on to future generations, he said.

    Jones said he is, "leaving knowing our country is in good hands."

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    Date Taken: 05.12.2012
    Date Posted: 05.14.2012 10:13
    Story ID: 88393
    Location: FORT MCCOY, WI, US 
    Hometown: VERNON HILLS, IL, US

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