FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky National Guard appointed two new warrant officers to its ranks during a ceremony at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Aug.21. Kentucky's Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini presided over the event.
Warrant Officer Robert Boatman of the 103rd Brigade Support Battalion has served in the military for nearly 18 years. The Lawrenceburg, Ky., native, has served in the Kentucky National Guard since 2003. Boatman completed his warrant officer school in 2011, but waited until a position opened up for him to be appointed. His wife Mechelle was on hand to pin his new rank on his uniform.
Warrant Officer Timothy Collins, also with the 103rd BSB, joined the Kentucky National Guard in 2001 after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. The Russell Springs, Ky., native, worked as the Administration NCO, and will become an AGR (Active Guard and Reserve) Manager for the Human Resources Office in Frankfort. Collins was joined at the ceremony by his wife Lora and their two sons, Ethan and Elijah.