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Area guardsmen leaving WMD unit

Area guardsmen leaving WMD unit

Ford to be Skelton operations officer; key NCO will be instructor at Wood

December 27th, 2010 by Matthew J. Wilson in News

Maj. Jeffrey Ford and Sgt. 1st Class Juan Gallego, both of the Missouri National Guard's 7th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, recently took part in their final exercise with the unit. The two are moving on to new positions in the Guard.

Photo by Matthew J. Wilson

Two veteran members of the Missouri National Guard's 7th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team will move on to new missions in 2011.

Maj. Jeffrey Ford, deputy commander, and Sgt. 1st Class Juan Gallego, the reconnaissance section noncommissioned officer in charge, have been with the team three and eight years, respectively.

Beginning in January, Ford will take a position as the future operations officer for the joint operations center at Ike Skelton Training Site, while Gallego is taking an instructor's position with Regional Training Site-Maintenance, which is transitioning from Jefferson City to Fort Leonard Wood.