Kentucky Guardsman promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

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

 
 

Dennis Hawthorne receives his Lieutenant Colonel ranks from his wife Laura and father-in-law Retired Army Colonel John Haluski during a ceremony at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., August 19.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 19, 2010)—Dennis Hawthorne was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel during a ceremony at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort Aug. 19.  Brig. Gen. Joseph Richie presided over the event.

Hawthorne was pinned by his wife Laura and father-in-law Retired Army Colonel John Haluski.  The silver oak leaves were the same worn by Haluski when he served as Lt. Col. during his career in the U.S. Army.   A rich military tradition respected by all in attendance. 

“This provides me with the opportunity to affect more Soldiers and Airman in the organization,” said Hawthorne.

Hawthorne has served in the Kentucky National Guard for 22 years, the first seven as an enlisted Soldier.  He counts this promotion as one of many goals he has had during his career.  Hawthorne currently serves as the State Training Officer for the Kentucky National Guard.

He and Laura live in Lexington, Ky. with their three children.

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