FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky National Guard commissioned four Guardsmen as the newest second lieutenants during a ceremony at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, April 18, 2013.
Each of the officers commented on the long road they have been on as part of the OCS course. 2nd Lt. James Rimington from Bowling Green, Ky., was elated to have made it to this moment and looks forward to his role with the 206th Engineers.
"I'm glad to be done with the OCS part," he said. "I am extremely excited about starting my new journey as an officer in the Kentucky National Guard. I'm ready to see what the future brings and where it goes from here."
Rimington thanked his family and friends for all the support they have giving him during his time in OCS. His wife, Ashley is no stranger to the sacrifices of the military, her brother, Spc. Tyler Hudson is deployed overseas with the Kentucky Guard's 623rd Field Artillery. As an officer's wife, she knows there's more responsibilities and that she will be called upon more as well.
"I'm so proud. It's been a lot of hard work. We've been through a lot to get here, I'm glad he stuck with it." she said. "And I look forward to becoming more involved with the Guard."