Wyoming National Guard A Battery News

GILLETTE, Wyo. – During a December 3 promotion ceremony, Thomas Albin of Gillette, was promoted to staff sergeant in the Wyoming Army National Guard.

Albin is a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System section chief in A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, and has been a member of the Wyoming National Guard for seven years.

“Staff Sgt. Albin set himself apart from his peers and the Army standard through hard work, self-improvement, and motivation,” said the unit’s 1st Sgt. Scott Dillon.

Besides serving in the Wyoming National Guard, he is employed as a mechanic with Buckskin Coal Mine in Gillette.

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Jesse Critel receives the State Active Duty Ribbon

GILLETTE, Wyo. – Specialist Jesse Critel of Moorcroft, a member of the Wyoming Army National Guard’s A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery recently received the Wyoming State Active Duty Ribbon.

The honor was presented to Critel for volunteering for flood support in Worland. This is the second time he has received this ribbon.

Critel is a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System gunner for Alpha Battery, and has been a member of the Wyoming Army National Guard for eight years.

“Specialist Critel’s knowledge and experience is a key asset to the new soldiers in the unit,” his 1st Sgt. Scott Dillon said.

Critel lives in Moorcroft and is employed with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad in Gillette as a conductor.

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Mark Zollinger promoted to Sergeant

GILLETTE, Wyo. – During a promotion ceremony on December 3, Mark Zollinger of Gillette, was promoted to sergeant in the Wyoming Army National Guard.

Zollinger is a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System gunner in A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, and has been a member of the Wyoming Army National Guard for five years.

“Sergeant Zollinger’s determination and dedication has allowed him to advance in his military career faster than the average soldier,” said the unit’s 1st Sgt. Scott Dillon.

Besides serving in the Wyoming National Guard, he is employed as a police officer with the City of Gillette.

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Daniel Ingram receives the State Active Duty Ribbon

GILLETTE, Wyo. – Sergeant Daniel Ingram of Gillette, a member of the Wyoming Army National Guard’s A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery recently received the Wyoming State Active Duty Ribbon.

The honor was presented to Ingram for volunteering for flood support in Worland. This is Ingram’s second SAD Ribbon. First Lt. Cameron Roberson presented the award.

Ingram is a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System section chief for Alpha Battery, and has been a member of the Wyoming National Guard for 12 years.

“Sergeant Ingram is a key member of the unit and always finds a way to get the mission complete no matter how small or big,” his First Sgt. Scott Dillon said.

Ingram lives in Gillette and is employed with the Wyoming National Guard.

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Lee Boyd receives the State Active Duty Ribbon

GILLETTE, Wyo. – Sergeant Lee Boyd of Gillette, a member of the Wyoming Army National Guard’s A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery recently received the Wyoming State Active Duty Ribbon.

The honor was presented to Ingram for volunteering for flood support in Worland. First Lt. Cameron Roberson presented the award.

Boyd is a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System section chief for Alpha Battery, and has been a member of the Wyoming National Guard for 12 years.

“SGT Boyd’s leadership was demonstrated while he was serving the community of Worland during the flood relief, his efforts are always recognized by his leadership,” his 1st Sgt. Scott Dillon said.

Boyd lives in Gillette and is employed with Contura Energy of Gillette as a fueler.

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Mitchell Aagard promoted to Staff Sergeant

GILLETTE, Wyo. – During a December 3 promotion ceremony, Mitchell Aagard of Worland, was promoted to staff sergeant in the Wyoming Army National Guard.

Aagard is a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System section chief in A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, and has been a member of the Wyoming National Guard for 10 years.

“Staff sgt. Aagard’s initiation and desire to succeed has allowed the unit to be trained and qualified in all military vehicles within the unit,” said the unit’s 1st Sgt. Scott Dillon.

Besides serving in the Wyoming National Guard, he is employed as a journeyman electrician with Modern Electric in Casper.

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