Kentucky National Guard promotes newest Lieutenant Colonel

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By Staff Sgt. Michael Oliver, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Tamara M. Hurst receives her Lieutenant Colonel ranks from her sons’ Cameron and Macaulay during a ceremony at 2/75th Recruiting and Retention Battalion headquarters in Frankfort, Ky., Oct. 19.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (October 20, 2010) – The Kentucky National Guard’s 2/75th Recruiting and Retention Battalion held a promotion ceremony for Lt. Col. Tamara M. Hurst, battalion commander, at the R&R headquarters in Frankfort, Ky., Oct. 19.

Hurst was pinned by her sons’ Macaulay, Cameron, and Zacary.

“This was one of the defining moments of my career,” Hurst said.

Hurst began her military career almost 18 years ago as an enlisted Soldier.  In October 1998, she was commissioned as an officer and became the operations and training officer for the 2/75th.  Hurst deployed with 149th Brigade Combat Team, now known as the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, to Tikrit, Iraq in January 2006 to May 2007 as the garrison force protection anti-terrorism officer.  In October 2008, Hurst became the 2/75th Battalion commander.

Lt. Col. Tamara M. Hurst stands with Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini, The Adjutant General of Kentucky, and her sons’ Cameron, Zachary and Macaulay during a ceremony at 2/75th Recruiting and Retention Battalion headquarters in Frankfort, Ky., Oct. 19.

“I was honored and humbled to have my greatest supporters pin on my rank,” Hurst said.  “I can only hope my achievements inspires them to do the same in whatever profession they choose.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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