Kentucky Guardsman promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 5

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By Spc. Scott Raper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Chief Warrant Officer William Wason is pinned by his wife Connie as the newest CW5 during a ceremony at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., August 17. Chief Wason has been a member of the Kentucky National guard since 1979 and is Deputy Director of Family Programs.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 19, 2010)—William R. Wason was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 5 during a ceremony at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort on August 17.  Brigadier General Joseph Culver presided over the event.

Wason enlisted in the Guard in 1979 following active duty service in the Army.  He currently holds a State Technician position as the Deputy Director of Family Programs. 

According to Wason, only 4 out of every 100 warrant officers are chosen for CW5.  He makes only the 13th currently serving in the Kentucky National Guard.

“To be among a select group of warrant officers that have to be good enough and lucky enough to reach CW5, I feel very honored.  And lucky,” says Wason.

Chief Wason plans to finish his service and retire in three years.  He and his wife Connie live in Richmond, Ky.

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