Missouri Governor Eric Greitens visited Missouri Guardsmen from the 1st Battalion, 138th Infantry Regiment at U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood this morning. Gov. Greitens, who served as a US Navy SEAL, joined the deploying Soldiers for physical training. The 1-138th is holding departure ceremonies Friday, Jan., 20 and Saturday, Jan. 21, prior to leaving for their final segment of training before departing for a year-long deployment overseas.
"The 138th Infantry Battalion of Missouri’s National Guard is leaving for the Middle East on Friday. I had the privilege of doing PT with them early this morning, to let them know how grateful we are for their service and how proud their state is of them," said Gov. Eric Greitens.
State Command Chief Michelle Struemph participated in a mentorship luncheon with the latest class of warrant officer candidates from 2D Battalion, 140th Regiment. Candidates got to ask Struemph questions and gather information specific to their branch and career progression. Seated at the table are warrant officer candidate(s): Michael Byers, Jacob Carter, Robert Cross, Andrew Frazier, Brian Kessing, and Charles Wood.
The Resiliency center’s steeple was recently added. The center overlooks the Missouri River from the bluffs of the headquarters and will include a nondenominational chapel area. The Center will be the heart of the Pillars of Resiliency.