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Missouri National Guard Gets New Commander

March 18, 1997
By: Sarah Coleman
State Capital Bureau

A 34 year veteran of the Missouri National Guard has taken on a higher rank. Sarah Coleman has the story from Jefferson City.

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Major General John Havens received his promotion to the rank of Commander in Chief for the Missouri National Guard.

The changing of the guard took effect through a traditional flag ceremony in the presence of Governor Mel Carnahan.

Havens says he is looking forward to his appointment and has his job cut out for him...

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Contents: The major goal is to continue the great state of readiness for the Missouri National Guard.

Havens replaces a retired Raymond Pendergrass.

From Jefferson City, I'm Sarah Coleman.