Officer Candidate School Archive

  • By Spc. Sarah Gossett, 133rd Mobile public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – In a long-standing tradition in the commonwealth, 11 Citizen-Soldiers from Officer Candidate School Class 60-18 became commissioned officers in the rotunda of the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Sept. 22, 2018. The ceremony commemorated the 11 officers’ completion of Officer Candidate School,which included of a five-mile run, multiple foot marches, and a 48-hour field training exercise, as well as many other strenuous physical activities and academic challenges over the course of a year and a half. Each class is instructed by cadre with the 2nd Battalion, 238th Modular Training […]

    Kentucky OCS graduates 11 new officers

    By Spc. Sarah Gossett, 133rd Mobile public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – In a long-standing tradition in the commonwealth, 11 Citizen-Soldiers from Officer Candidate School Class 60-18 became commissioned officers in the rotunda of the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Sept. 22, 2018. The ceremony commemorated the 11 officers’ completion of Officer Candidate School,which included of a five-mile run, multiple foot marches, and a 48-hour field training exercise, as well as many other strenuous physical activities and academic challenges over the course of a year and a half. Each class is instructed by cadre with the 2nd Battalion, 238th Modular Training […]

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  • By Sgt. Maggie Booker, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky National Guards’ newest officers were commissioned during a ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, Ky., Sept. 23. Members of Kentucky’s Officer Candidate School Class 59-17 recently completed an 18-month training program. “Commissioning is an extremely important day in a candidates life,” said Lt. Col. Bobbie Jo Badgett, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 238th Regiment. “It culminates months of hard work and achievement, and signifies a new beginning as an officer in the Kentucky Army National Guard.” Click here for more photos.  Before receiving the rank […]

    Kentucky commissions newest officers

    By Sgt. Maggie Booker, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky National Guards’ newest officers were commissioned during a ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, Ky., Sept. 23. Members of Kentucky’s Officer Candidate School Class 59-17 recently completed an 18-month training program. “Commissioning is an extremely important day in a candidates life,” said Lt. Col. Bobbie Jo Badgett, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 238th Regiment. “It culminates months of hard work and achievement, and signifies a new beginning as an officer in the Kentucky Army National Guard.” Click here for more photos.  Before receiving the rank […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — In a time-honored tradition in the commonwealth, 13 Citizen-Soldiers become commissioned officers on the steps of the Capitol in Frankfort, Sept. 25. Hundreds of family members, friends and fellow Guardsmen packed the gardens beneath the Capitol on the warm and sunny autumn day for the annual commissioning ceremony. Maj. Gen. Stephen Hogan presided over the event with Col. Hal Lamberton administering the oath to the new officers. “This ceremony and atmosphere is so fitting as a culmination of the hard work these candidates have put forth,” said Maj. […]

    Kentucky graduates OCS Class 58-16

    By Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs FRANKFORT, Ky. — In a time-honored tradition in the commonwealth, 13 Citizen-Soldiers become commissioned officers on the steps of the Capitol in Frankfort, Sept. 25. Hundreds of family members, friends and fellow Guardsmen packed the gardens beneath the Capitol on the warm and sunny autumn day for the annual commissioning ceremony. Maj. Gen. Stephen Hogan presided over the event with Col. Hal Lamberton administering the oath to the new officers. “This ceremony and atmosphere is so fitting as a culmination of the hard work these candidates have put forth,” said Maj. […]

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  • By Staff Sgt. David Bolton, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. — The rigors of the Army’s Officer Candidate School are not for the faint of heart. The same can be said for completing the stringent requirements of the Lexington Police Academy in Kentucky. For newly commissioned Kentucky Army National Guardsman 2nd Lt. Kevin Morris, successfully passing both at the same time required the utmost focus. “You’re probably going to be putting in around 50 hours a week for the academy just in prep time and then you have to find time to get ready for OCS,” Morris said. […]

    Face of defense: Kentucky Guardsman graduates OCS, Police Academy

    By Staff Sgt. David Bolton, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. — The rigors of the Army’s Officer Candidate School are not for the faint of heart. The same can be said for completing the stringent requirements of the Lexington Police Academy in Kentucky. For newly commissioned Kentucky Army National Guardsman 2nd Lt. Kevin Morris, successfully passing both at the same time required the utmost focus. “You’re probably going to be putting in around 50 hours a week for the academy just in prep time and then you have to find time to get ready for OCS,” Morris said. […]

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  • By Capt. Rob Cooley, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. — Maj. Bobbie Mayes, the first Kentucky National Guard female Officer Candidate School commander, 238th Regimental Training Institute, reviewed the final school graduation of her command at the Kentucky State Capitol Sept., 27, 2015. “As the OCS commander I’ve been able to mold the captains and lieutenants who mold the future officers and warrant officers,” said Mayes. Mayes said this class has been special. “This class has been very diverse, from education, occupation and gender,” she said. Mayes started with the OCS Program in 2004 as a Teach Assess […]

    Last hurrah for school commander

    By Capt. Rob Cooley, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. — Maj. Bobbie Mayes, the first Kentucky National Guard female Officer Candidate School commander, 238th Regimental Training Institute, reviewed the final school graduation of her command at the Kentucky State Capitol Sept., 27, 2015. “As the OCS commander I’ve been able to mold the captains and lieutenants who mold the future officers and warrant officers,” said Mayes. Mayes said this class has been special. “This class has been very diverse, from education, occupation and gender,” she said. Mayes started with the OCS Program in 2004 as a Teach Assess […]

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  • By Sgt. Lerone Simmons, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. — With the stage set in the heart of the Commonwealth, the Kentucky Army National Guard welcomed its newest commissioned and warrant officers during a graduation ceremony on the steps of the state Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky, Sept. 27. Attached to the 238th Regional Training Institute, Officer Candidate School class 57-15 and Warrant Officer class 15-001 completed rigorous training programs at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky and Fort McClellan, Alabama, earning their seats at the ceremony and commissioned as officers. It was the last commissioning […]

    Kentucky Guardsmen pinned as newest officers

    By Sgt. Lerone Simmons, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. — With the stage set in the heart of the Commonwealth, the Kentucky Army National Guard welcomed its newest commissioned and warrant officers during a graduation ceremony on the steps of the state Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky, Sept. 27. Attached to the 238th Regional Training Institute, Officer Candidate School class 57-15 and Warrant Officer class 15-001 completed rigorous training programs at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky and Fort McClellan, Alabama, earning their seats at the ceremony and commissioned as officers. It was the last commissioning […]

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  • Story by 2nd Lt. Michael Reinersman, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. – Future Army leaders from across the commonwealth joined forces to conduct a combined field training exercise at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., April 16-18, 2015. Officer candidates from the Kentucky National Guard Officer Candidate School along with cadets from Murray State University and Western Kentucky University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps spent three days in the field covering troop leading procedures while conducting platoon and squad level tactics. This included scenarios such as movement to contact and platoon ambush and raids. The goal […]

    Kentucky OCS and ROTC Soldiers unite

    Story by 2nd Lt. Michael Reinersman, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GREENVILLE, Ky. – Future Army leaders from across the commonwealth joined forces to conduct a combined field training exercise at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., April 16-18, 2015. Officer candidates from the Kentucky National Guard Officer Candidate School along with cadets from Murray State University and Western Kentucky University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps spent three days in the field covering troop leading procedures while conducting platoon and squad level tactics. This included scenarios such as movement to contact and platoon ambush and raids. The goal […]

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  • Story by Sgt. Brandy Mort, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT Ky. – Led by an unwavering passion to strive to always be a better person, one female Citizen, Soldier and Police Officer, continues to dedicate herself to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to the Kentucky National Guard, and the Kentucky State Police. Newly commissioned 2nd Lt. Cassandra Jo Mullins graduated Officer Candidate School at the State Capitol in Frankfort, Sept. 27, becoming one of 30 new leaders for the Kentucky Guard. Mullins protects the Commonwealth of Kentucky in more than one way; as a Guardsman and as a trooper assigned to […]

    Female Soldier, state trooper expands service to Commonwealth

    Story by Sgt. Brandy Mort, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT Ky. – Led by an unwavering passion to strive to always be a better person, one female Citizen, Soldier and Police Officer, continues to dedicate herself to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to the Kentucky National Guard, and the Kentucky State Police. Newly commissioned 2nd Lt. Cassandra Jo Mullins graduated Officer Candidate School at the State Capitol in Frankfort, Sept. 27, becoming one of 30 new leaders for the Kentucky Guard. Mullins protects the Commonwealth of Kentucky in more than one way; as a Guardsman and as a trooper assigned to […]

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  • Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – Eyes of the Kentucky National Guard were focused on 30 individual Soldiers who became the Commonwealth’s newest commissioned officers during a ceremony on the Capitol steps, Sept. 27. After completing a rigorous 18-month training program with Kentucky’s Officer Candidate School, including a final phase at Fort McClellan, Alabama, 16 Guardsmen earned their second lieutenant gold bars and swore in as commissioned officers. The remaining 14 Soldiers were recognized after their recent graduation as warrant officers. Kentucky’s Warrant Officer Candidate School is a five-month program that has […]

    Kentucky Guard honors newest officers, warrant officers

    Story by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FRANKFORT, Ky. – Eyes of the Kentucky National Guard were focused on 30 individual Soldiers who became the Commonwealth’s newest commissioned officers during a ceremony on the Capitol steps, Sept. 27. After completing a rigorous 18-month training program with Kentucky’s Officer Candidate School, including a final phase at Fort McClellan, Alabama, 16 Guardsmen earned their second lieutenant gold bars and swore in as commissioned officers. The remaining 14 Soldiers were recognized after their recent graduation as warrant officers. Kentucky’s Warrant Officer Candidate School is a five-month program that has […]

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  • Story by Staff Sgt. Michael Oliver, Bravo Co. 2/75th Recruiting & Retention LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky National Guard recently welcomed into their ranks a new infantry officer, Allen M. Tross, who graduated from Fort Benning Ga. Federal Officer Candidate School June 27. Newly appointed 2nd Lt. Tross will be a platoon leader in Charlie Co. 1st Battalion 149th Infantry in Ravenna Ky. “I always wanted to be a leader of men and I enjoy responsibility. I look for it,” he answered when asked why he wanted to be an infantry officer. Tross chose to go through the federal OCS to […]

    New officer looks for new responsibilities

    Story by Staff Sgt. Michael Oliver, Bravo Co. 2/75th Recruiting & Retention LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky National Guard recently welcomed into their ranks a new infantry officer, Allen M. Tross, who graduated from Fort Benning Ga. Federal Officer Candidate School June 27. Newly appointed 2nd Lt. Tross will be a platoon leader in Charlie Co. 1st Battalion 149th Infantry in Ravenna Ky. “I always wanted to be a leader of men and I enjoy responsibility. I look for it,” he answered when asked why he wanted to be an infantry officer. Tross chose to go through the federal OCS to […]

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