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Col. Fred W. Bates addresses his troops on April 18, 2021, at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, KY. Lt. Col. Allen Joiner took over as the new Commander.
Lt. Col. Allen Joiner assumes command for the 238th Regiment at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, KY on April 18, 2021. Family, friends, and service members from across the commonwealth came together were in attendance.
Soldiers from the 238th Regiment Salute the American Flag during change of command ceremony. On April 18, 2021, Col. Fred W. Bates relinquished control of the 238th Training Regiment (Combat Arms) to Lt. Col. Allen Joiner, at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, KY.
Lt. Col. Allen Joiner and Brig. Gen. Robert J. Larkin, Deputy Adjutant General, Kentucky National Guard review statements for change of command ceremony on April 18, 2021 at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, KY. Family, friends, and service members from across the commonwealth came together for the ceremony.
| April 18, 2021
LTC Joiner takes charge of Kentucky Training Institute
By Sgt. Jesse Elbouab,
Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs
GREENVILLE, Ky. –
Family, friends, and service members from across the commonwealth came together on Sunday, April 18, 2021, to witness a Change of Command ceremony, where Col. Fred W. Bates relinquished control of the 238th Training Regiment (Combat Arms) to Lt. Col. Allen Joiner, at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, KY.
“When I took command in May 2018, I stated we would focus on the areas of Integrity, Mission, Education, Safety and Taking Care of Families,” said Bates. “You made these happen. I am proud of all of your accomplishments in these areas and the continued way you lead in our mission.”
Kentucky’s 238th has a rich history in successful training and education for Kentucky’s Officer Candidate School and the Warrant Officer Candidate School. The 238th Regional Training Institute has been named an Institute of Excellence by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command in 2012 and 2015.
“Fred, you and your team did this partially under the shadow of COVID and while having a substantial day job and all of the responsibilities that lie within,” said Brig. Gen. Robert J. Larkin, Deputy Adjutant General, Kentucky National Guard. “You did so with the utmost care for our soldiers and their families.”
Larkin acknowledged the achievements the 238th has experienced under Bates as their commander since he took over in 2018, and shared in his support for both the outgoing and incoming commander.
“We put people first and always remain ready for the mission as we serve the Country and the Commonwealth,” said Larkin. “God bless these two fine officers and their families and the members of the 238th RTI.”
With the transitioning of leadership, the mission must continue swiftly and smoothly. Joiner has served with the 238th in various positions over the last five years. His knowledge of the organization and his expertise will ensure a natural progression.
“I look forward to working with each one of you to grow the next generation of leaders and mentors,” said Joiner. “Every instructor and student should be more confident and have a crystal-clear understanding of what it takes to lead America’s sons and daughters in any environment, now and in the future,” he said.
COL Allen Joiner
BG Robert Larkin
COL Fred Bates
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