Skelton promoted in Guard for professionalism

Missouri National Guardsman Shawn Skelton, right, prepares to be promoted to chief warrant officer 3 by Lt. Col. John Findley during a recent cermony.

By Matthew J. Wilson

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Shawn Skelton, of Jefferson City, was recently promoted from the rank of chief warrant officer 2 to chief warrant officer 3 in the Missouri Army National Guard.

Skelton has been with the Missouri National Guard for 22 years. He is a supply warrant officer with the Joint Force Headquarters in Jefferson City.

"It means more responsibility and more will be expected of me," Skelton said.

Skelton earned the promotion through his professionalism, said Lt. Col. John Findley, administrative officer for the 35th Engineer Brigade at Fort Leonard Wood.

"He is a subject matter expert in the field of logistics," Findley said. "He is one of the most professional and knowledgeable warrant officers I've ever met."

During the week, Skelton works as property book officer for Task Force Guatemala on orders with the 35th Engineer Brigade. He is a 1991 graduate of Mexico High School in Mexico, Mo., and is 30 credit hours short of Bachelor's of Science Degree in business administration from Columbia College, in Columbia.

Skelton is supported in his military career by his wife, LaRae, their children Adrienne, 12, and Zachary, 8, and his parents, Carlos and Sharon Skelton, of Jefferson City.

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