Stover joins Missouri National Guard

Capt. Sandra Marie Stover of Jefferson City was recently sworn into the Missouri National Guard.

Stover enlisted in the Marines in February 1987. She became an officer in December 1989. After serving seven years, she left the Marines in March 1994.

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Missouri National Guard Capt. Sandra Marie Stover

Stover will serve with the Guard’s 70th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in Jefferson City.

“The Missouri National Guard and the 70th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment are so blessed to have gained Capt. Sandy Stover as a member,” said Maj. Tamara Spicer, the detachment commander. “She brings a wealth of experience and energy to make our team even stronger.”

Stover works as director of conference development for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She coordinates conferences and seminars for members to understand federal and state legislation that impacts their businesses including labor law, energy, taxes, transportation, workforce development, education reform, and environmental issues.

“The core values that I learned as a young Marine — honor, courage and commitment — are exemplified in the work of the Missouri National Guard,” said Stover. “It is a privilege to join such a fine group of people. The 70th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment has already given me a warm welcome. Plus, I am so blessed to have the support of my family. Their encouragement means the world to me.”

Stover is supported in her military career by her husband, Kevin; her daughters Elyssa, Kyle, Kirsten Cessna and Alicia Stover-Gullickson and son Cameron; parents Dolores and Joe Scheppers of Westphalia; and mother-in-law, Velma Stover of Ontario, Canada.

After graduating from Westphalia High School, Stover earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

For more information about the Missouri National Guard, please call 1-800-GoGuard or visit www.moguard.com.

For more information about this story, contact Nancy K. Lane at 573-638-9500 or e-mail her at nancy.k.lane@us.army.mil.

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