Kentucky Guardsman promoted to captain

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Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Oliver, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Joseph B. Fontanez, executive officer for Kentucky’s adjutant general, stands at attention as Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, adjutant general for Kentucky, promotes him to the rank of captain Dec. 13, during a ceremony at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky.

FRANKFORT, Ky., (Dec. 22, 2010) – With more than 12 years of service under his belt, Kentucky Guardsman Joseph B. Fontanez was promoted to the rank of captain in a ceremony held on Boone National Guard Center, Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 13.

His wife Jayme, daughter Sami, and mother Becky attended.

Fontanez received his commission in 2006 after completing the accelerated Officer Candidate School program. He currently serves as the executive officer for Kentucky’s adjutant general.

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