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Sgt. Conard new recruiting officer for National Guard

(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS

Servicemen with the 3/278th K Troop ACR of the Tennessee Army National
Guard, in Newport, stand behind a table used for recruiting new guardsmen.
From left are: Sgt. Travis Ramsey, Sgt. Daniel Conard, Cdt. Aaron Morris,
and Staff Sgt. John Cartwright. Sgt. Conard was recently appointed by the
Tennessee Army National Guard as the Recruiting and Retention officer for
Cocke County.
Published: 8:18 AM, 07/02/2013 Last updated: 8:18 AM, 07/02/2013
 

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-The Tennessee Army National Guard recently appointed Sgt. Daniel Conard of Newport as the Recruiting and Retention NCO (RRNCO) for Cocke County.

Sgt. Conard will head up recruiting efforts for new Guardsmen for K Troop, which is based in Newport, plus complete retention efforts for enlistees.

The 3/278th ACR (Armored Cavalry Regiment) mission is to protect U.S. citizens from all enemies, both foreign and domestic, and to provide aid during all forms of natural disasters. National Guardsmen also perform drug eradication missions, riot control, border patrol, and special security missions.  

K Troop of the 3/278th ACR "paints a picture" based upon information it collects from the battlefield through reconnaissance, for higher headquarters.

Sgt. Conard said the best benefit of joining the Tennessee Army National Guard versus other military branches is that one doesn't have to leave home all at once. "The National guard allows people to stay at home while getting full military benefits," he said.

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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