Kentucky National Guard 1/238th welcomes new Commander

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Story and photo by Spc. Michelle Waters,133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Lt. Col. Anthony A. Sims accepts the 1st Battalion, 238th Field Artillery colors from Col. Stephan A. Robinson, 238th Regiment commander, during a change of command ceremony Nov. 6, at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center.

GREENVILLE, Ky.

—Lt. Col. Anthony A. Sims accepted command of the 1st Battalion, 238th Field Artillery during a change of command ceremony Nov. 6, at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, Ky.

Sims, a 23-year Veteran with deployments in support of Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, joined the Guard in 1997. He has held numerous positions with the Kentucky Guard, most recently as the deputy J6 commander.

He is a 1989 graduate of Murray State University, where he received his commission. He resides in Louisville, Ky., and has three daughters, Hannah, Rebecca and Olivia.

Col. Stephen A. Robinson, 238th Regiment commander, presents Lt. Col. Timothy L. Pickerrell, outgoing commander of the 1st Battalion, 238th Field Artillery, with the Meritorious Service Medal for exceptional service while serving as battalion commander from 2009-2010. The award was presented during a change of command ceremony Nov. 6, at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center.

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