Unbridled Service: Why they serve in Kentucky

Aug. 26, 2010 | By kentuckyguard
ACH By Spc. Scott Raper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Capt. Janee Wilson As a freshman in college, Capt. Janee Wilson made the decision to join the National Guard to help pay her way through school.  Wilson expected to stay in for four years, pay for college and be done with it.  After two years however, she joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and almost 10 years later, she is still in uniform as A. Co. Commander, 149th Brigade Support Battalion. Wilson says her life has changed because of the Guard which gave her the opportunity for a full-time job and leadership skills to excel in the future. “The Kentucky National Guard has given me a sense of discipline, a sense of family and unity. I have built a relationship and camaraderie with the Soldiers I serve with,” Wilson said. With a husband also in the military, she fully understands what it means to serve.  Wilson recognizes the qualities given as a leader and a Citizen Soldier, and the benefits of serving her  country and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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