Missouri Guard and University of Central Missouri sign agreement

Maj. Gen. Stephen Danner, adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, and Charles Ambrose, the University of Central Missouri’s president, sign a memorandum of agreement to establish and continue operation of a Telecommunication Community Resource Center located at the Missouri National Guard’s Ike Skelton Training Site. The TCRC will provide educational programming and training to residents of surrounding communities, Missouri Army National Guard personnel and National Guard personnel nationwide. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah E. Lupescu, Missouri National Guard).

Maj. Gen. Stephen Danner, adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, and Charles Ambrose, the University of Central Missouri's president, sign a memorandum of agreement to establish and continue operation of a Telecommunication Community Resource Center located at the Missouri National Guard's Ike Skelton Training Site. The TCRC will provide educational programming and training to residents of surrounding communities, Missouri Army National Guard personnel and National Guard personnel nationwide. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah E. Lupescu, Missouri National Guard).

By Sgt. Sarah E. Lupescu
ngmo.pao@us.army.mil

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri's adjutant general and the president of the University of Central Missouri signed a memorandum of agreement at the Ike Skelton Training Site last week.

The memorandum of agreement relates to the establishment and continuing operation of a Telecommunication Community Resource Center located at the Missouri National Guard's Ike Skelton Training Site.

"Under your leadership and under your team, you've positioned the Guard in the leading edge of National Guard," Charles Ambrose, UCM's president, said to Missouri's adjutant general. "It requires innovation and thinking differently and Missouri's very fortunate that we have a lot of partnerships that are trying to create the future rather than just react to it."

The resource center will provide educational programming and training to residents of surrounding communities, Missouri Army National Guard personnel and National Guard personnel nationwide. The TCRC plans to provide services to credit and non-credit educational courses and programs, short-term professional development and training; web streaming, video conferencing and media support functions.

"We know that in the competitive world today that you have to have advanced degrees and higher education for that competition that we're going to continue to face in the future," said Maj. Gen. Stephen Danner, the adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard. "We have some great facilities out there and I'm hoping that in the coming year we can expand on our partnership."

The partnership between the two organizations, and their plans for the future of their partnership, will provide another avenue of approach for service members to attain a higher level of education.

"That's access and opportunities for degree attainment and training," Ambrose said. "We have a great team. I think we've had great interface time with you and we're grateful for partners who look out ahead and try to shoot to where the target is going to be."

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