Chandler awarded Meritorious Service Medal

By Jennifer Archdekin

KANSAS CITY - Lt. Col. Craig Chandler, brigade operations officer for the 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in Kansas City, was recently awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by Col. William A. Ward, brigade commander.

"I want to recognize Lt. Col. Chandler for the great work that he and his section have done this year," Ward said. "I think everybody could see the fruits of their labor."

The award was presented to Chandler at his last drill. His tour of duty with the 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) is complete and Chandler is moving to a position at Fort Leonard Wood.

"My time here with the 110th has been one of the most rewarding tours that I've ever had in the Missouri Army National Guard," said Chandler. "It gave me the ability to bring some things from the fulltime training that I've been doing at Fort Leavenworth to the MEB to see it in actual practical application."

Chandler will serve as the deputy assistant commandant for the military police school at Fort Leonard Wood and will be the National Guard liaison to the commandant of the college.

Ward recognized Chandler before his peers for the high standards he set during his time with the brigade.

"Your shoes are going to be hard to fill," said Ward. "You've done some great work here and we're going to take what you've started and carry on with it."

Chandler, of Warrensburg, has served with the Missouri Army National Guard for 27 years.

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