Unbridled Service: Why they serve in Kentucky

Nov. 25, 2010 | By kentuckyguard
ACH By Capt. Andi Hahn, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Public Affairs Officer Capt. Dylan Sizemore [caption id="attachment_4143" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Capt. William "Dylan" Sizemore, Headquarters Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry"] LEBANON, Ky. – Kentucky National Guard Capt. William "Dylan" Sizemore, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry, Barbourville, Ky., joined the Kentucky National Guard to continue his service in the Army after three years Active Duty and while still attending law school. Sizemore has served a total of seven years in the military and is currently enrolled in the University of Cincinnati's college of law.  He is an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran, and last year participated in an Overseas Deployment for Training in Sapporo, Japan – which Sizemore said was his favorite Guard memory. Sizemore credits the Kentucky National Guard for making two significant impacts on his life. "The Guard has become like another Family for me," he said. "I have developed friendships that will last the rest of my life. The kind of dependable friendships that will be there through the best and worst of times.” The Guard also allowed Sizemore to continue his service to the nation while pursuing a law degree. "This is a huge advantage for me because I couldn't imagine giving up my life after the Army, and the Guard allows me to further my education," he said. Sizemore said his career goal is to continue to take care of Soldiers and pass on his knowledge and experience to the best of his ability. "My career in the Kentucky National Guard begins and ends with Soldiers," he said.  "In the end, the Soldiers I serve with will decide how far my career extends in this great organization.”

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