☷Georgia Army National Guard s Command Chief Warrant Officer Retires
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Georgia Army National Guard Commander , Brigadier General Dwayne Wilson passes the ceremonial sword to incoming Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Ga . ARNG , CW5 Mark Joiner during a change of responsibility ceremony April 29 , 2022 , at the Clay National Guard Center in Marietta , Ga . ( Left to Right ) Commanding General of the Georgia Army National Guard , Brigadier General Dwayne Wilson , outgoing Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Ga . ARNG , CW5 Carl S . Jackson , and incoming CCWO of the Ga . ARNG , CW5 Mark A . Joiner stand at attentio......n for the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner” during the change of responsibility ceremony at the Clay National Guard Center in Marietta , Ga . , April 29 , 2022 . The Georgia Army National Guard’s newest Command Chief Warrant Officer , CW5 Mark Joiner delivers remarks during a change of responsibility ceremony April 2 , 2022 at the Clay National Guard Center in Marietta , Ga . Brigadier General Dwayne Wilson , commander of the Georgia Army National Guard shakes hands with Chief Warrant Officer 5 Carl Jackson , outgoing Command Chief Warrant Officer following the reading of Jackson’s retirement and awards presentation , April 29 , 2022 at the Clay National Guard Center in Marietta , Ga . Outgoing Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Georgia Army National Guard , CW5 Carl Jackson delivers remarks following his official retirement April 29 , 2022 at the Clay National Guard Center in Marietta , Ga . The Georgia Army National Guard’s warrant officer cohort welcomed their newest senior leader as Chief Warrant Officer 5 Carl Jackson relinquished responsibility as Command Chief Warrant Officer to CW5 Mark joiner during a ceremony April 29 , 2022 at the Clay National Guard Center in Marietta , Ga . The position of Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Ga . ARNG , dates back to its establishment in 1999 with the appointment of CW5 Jerry Key . The CCWO serves as the senior mentor to other warrant officers in the Ga . ARNG as well as their advocate and advisor to the senior leaders of the Ga . ARNG and Ga . Department of Defense . In addition , the CCWO oversees the warrant officer program , supports recruiting and retention efforts , and manages the education and professional development of the warrant officer cohort . Brigadier General Dwayne Wilson , the commander of the Ga . ARNG served as official host for the event and offered remarks to both senior leaders . He emphasized Jackson’s improvements to warrant officer recruiting and retention , improving manning levels by 27 percent in less than six years . “He and his warrant officer recruiting team have received national - level recognition for this , ” said Wilson . He continued to highlight the success of the warrant officer candidate assessment program , managed by Jackson’s team . “That program has been so successful it has been adopted by the Army National Guard . ” Giving all the credit to his team , Jackson said that recruiting was his number one priority . “My primary goal as the CCWO was to grow our warrant officer formations , ” said Jackson . I had an amazing team to work with and I could not have done it without them . ” Jackson who had been serving as CCWO since 2016 , enlisted in the Army in 1988 . A decade later he was appointed as a warrant officer . In the 34 years since , he has served in command and staff roles as well as leadership assignments related to logistics , finance , and property accountability . His deployments included Operation Desert Shield/Storm , a rotation to the Balkans , and Operation Iraqi Freedom . Following the ceremonial passing of the sword between the official party members , Brig . Gen . Wilson presided over the retirement of Jackson , who was then awarded with the Legion of Merit Award and the Oglethorpe Distinguished Service Medal . Jackson then pinned the Georgia Commendation Medal on his wife , Donna . Joiner , who had just been promoted to his current rank one day before the ceremony , served as the Maintenance Assistance and Instruction Team Chief since 2018 at Joint Forces Headquarters in Marietta prior to his new appointment . His military service history began in 1984 , when he enlisted in the U . S . Navy . After leaving active Naval service in 1989 , he joined the Ga . ARNG and has moved up through the ranks as an Electronics Maintenance Warrant Officer . His deployments have included Hurricane Katrina relief missions in 2005 and a combat rotation in Afghanistan with the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in 2009 - 2010 . I feel like it ' s an absolute honor to serve in this position , ” said Joiner . I look forward to working with the warrant officer cohort , making us better , stronger , and more lethal . So , stand by; get ready to work . ”
30 April 2022 ( April 30 2022 )
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