108th Training Command Celebrates Newly Promoted Soldiers

01/28/2018   By Capt. Tara Matchula Public Affairs Officer, 108th Training Command
 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The 108th Training Command celebrated in promoting four soldiers this weekend at its Headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Maj. Gen. Mark McQueen personally promoted each soldier one-by-one at the final formation on Saturday, allowing the newly promoted to say a few words to the command and thank their families for being there and supporting them. 

Among the family members present was retired Staff Sgt. Ken Carmack, whose son, Keith Carmack, was promoted to the rank of Major yesterday.  Ken Carmack served in the 108th Training Command from 1961 to 1969, and was recognized for his service in the 108th by the commanding general, who presented Carmack with a coin in gratitude for his service. 

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Maj. Gen. Mark McQueen, commanding general of the 108th Training Command (far right), standing next to newly promoted Maj. Douglas Beer (far left), with his wife and daughter (center) during Saturday’s promotion ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Spc. Tynisha Daniel/RELEASED

The Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander Douglas Beer was also promoted to the rank of Major yesterday.  His wife and baby daughter were there to support him, as he continues the demanding position of commander in his new rank.   

Maj. Gen. Mark McQueen, commanding general of the 108th Training Command (far left), standing next to newly promoted Maj. Keith Carmack (far right), with his parents (center) during Saturday’s promotion ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Photo by Spc. Tynisha Daniel / RELEASED

  

The 108th Training Command congratulates all of their newly promoted service members and is proud to have soldiers such as these within its ranks. 

CW3 Warrick George (Mr. during the week) will be wearing cheering for the Tarheels now that his daughter Hannah has officially declared for the University of North Carolina. Hannah, a standout softball player at Northside High School, originally committed to UNC her sophomore year but that commitment was reinforced with a trip to Chapel Hill this fall. Capping her career as a four-year starter at Northside, including this year’s Class 4A state title, Hannah holds school records with a .427 career batting average and 23 home runs. She also has a 30-12 pitching record and has notched 358 strikeouts. Congratulations Hannah, Division-I blue will look great on you!

Once a Timberwolf, always a Timberwolf! Brig. Gen. Edwards gets an assist from fellow Nightfighters during the cake cutting portion of his change of command ceremony.

 

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The Griffon Summer 2018

Vol. 42.2 | Summer 2018

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The Griffon is written and published quarterly in the interest of the 108th National Training Command.

 






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