New commander, new flag, new patch for Kentucky’s training site

Story by Maj. David Page, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs

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Col. Steven King places a new unit insignia patch on the uniform of Spc. Anthony House during a change of command ceremony at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., March 23, 2014. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. LuWanda Knuckles)

GREENVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Guardsmen have been training at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., for years. The consistency and quality of preparedness the site provides has only increased with time.  The mission of the center has continued to evolve, to the benefit of the Kentucky Guard.

20140416_095852The newest change came on March 23 as Col. Steven King took charge of the garrison during a change of command ceremony. King brought  a new look to Wendell H. Ford as the garrison officially became their own command with the establishment of a distinctive unit insignia and should sleeve insignia.

According to King, the insignia illustrates the training center garrison command’s unique mission and requirements that are different from all other commands. This designation highlights the role Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center plays for the Kentucky Army National Guard.

“The recognition of being awarded new colors and new unit patch is great way of building pride and esprit de corps among the Soldiers assigned to this Training Center,” said King.  “It’s a reflection of their dedication to being a Soldier first, while simultaneously training and supporting their fellow warriors.”

“I, along with Command Sergeant Major Rea, am deeply honored to uncase our new colors and to open a new chapter in the history of this magnificent Training Center,” he said.

 

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