Leadership Notes

Warrant Officer Candidate School starts in April

By Chief Warrant Officer 5 Michael Smith Command Chief Warrant Officer As we start another year we also start another Warrant Officer Candidate School in Salina. We anticipate having 15 candidates — 12 from Kansas and three from Oklahoma. WOCS conducted a zero-phase class in February and March which help the candidates prepare for their upcoming class, which begins in …

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Adjutant General’s Department Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2019-2024

Members of the Adjutant General’s Department, I am pleased to announce the release of the Adjutant General’s Department Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2019-2024. This Strategic Plan emerged from a holistic evaluation of the Adjutant General’s Department roles and responsibilities that are essential to its service to the citizens of Kansas, the state of Kansas, and the nation. The plan …

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Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Corps

By Chief Warrant Officer 5 Michael Smith Command Chief Warrant Officer I hope everyone has had a safe and enjoyable summer thus far. I would also like to wish happy birthday to the Warrant Officer Cohort. 100 Years! We will be celebrating our centennial on July 14 at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard in Topeka. Events will include …

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Keep moving forward

By Command Chief Master Sgt. Maurice L. Williams State Command Senior Enlisted Leader There’s one thing about being a leader that is a must: you have to keep moving forward. Otherwise, you soon find yourself behind the people you’re supposed to lead. This is true not just in a physical sense. If you are going to be a leader in …

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Kansas National Guard makes investments in education

By Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli The Adjutant General Benjamin Franklin wrote “An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.” This is a fact that the leaders of our state and nation have long recognized. This is why way back in 1944 the U.S. Congress passed the Serviceman’s Readjustment Act, aka the GI Bill, which included stipends to cover college or …

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Kansas Guard returns from deployment

The Soldiers of the 635th Regional Support Group arrived at Fort Bliss and were greeted by Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli and other leadership. It had been a long day of flying for the soldiers but they were happy to be one step closer to home. Job well done guys!

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Kansas Best Warrior Photos

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Kansas Best Warrior Competition! Check out these photos from the two day competition in Salina, Kansas, March 22 and 23.

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Kansas Best Warrior Competition

Best Warrior Nine Soldiers competed for a chance to become the Best Warrior in Kansas on March 22-23, 2018. 635th Regional Support Group (KSARNG), 235th Regiment, 130th Field Artillery Brigade, 997th Brigade Support Battalion, 69th Troop Command (KSARNG), 1-161 Field Artillery Battalion-Kansas Army National Guard Posted by Kansas Army National Guard on Thursday, March 29, 2018

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