Wyoming Army National Guard Retirements

Press Release - First Sergeant Scott Dillon of Billings, Montana, retired this month from the Wyoming Army National Guard with 21 years of military service.

Dillon has been 1st Sgt. of A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery located in Gillette, since August 2016.

Previous assignments included ammo section chief with C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, from 2003-2008; platoon sergeant 2008-2013 with 920th Forward Support Company and 1st Sgt. from 2014-2018 with both A Company 960th Brigade Support Battalion and Alpha Battery, 2-300th FA.

Dillon began his military career in 1996, when he enlisted in the Wyoming Army National Guard. He served in Iraq and in Kuwait and was awarded the Army Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal during his deployments. 

Dillon's future plans include spending more time with his wife Brandy and their three children Avah Loa (6), Robbie (4) and Lilah Marie (11 months).
Press Release - Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Cates of Gillette retired from the Wyoming Army National Guard with 34 years of military service.

His last assignment, which he held since November 2007, was with A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery located in Gillette, where he was the unit's readiness noncommissioned officer and the support platoon sergeant.

Cates began his military career in 1984, when he enlisted in the United States Army. He joined the Wyoming Army National Guard in 1991.  He served in Iraq and in Kuwait and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal during his deployment. 

Cates' future plans include employment with the Campbell County Sheriff's Department and spending more time with his wife Kyong.

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