Missouri National Guard's Shepard earns promotion

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Stephanie Shepard, of Jackson, is promoted from the rank of private first class to specialist by 1st Lt. Allen Gervacio, a platoon leader in the 1137th Military Police Company.

JACKSON, Mo. -- Stephanie Shepard, of Jackson, was recently promoted from the rank of private first class to specialist in the Missouri Army National Guard.

Shepard has been with the National Guard for two years. She is a military policeman with Detachment 1, 1137th Military Police Company in Jackson.

"I'm very grateful for the promotion," said Shepard. "I'm proud to be a part of this unit and so thankful they've recognized my hard work with a promotion."

Sgt. 1st Class David Duckworth, Shepard's platoon sergeant, said he's impressed with Shepard's progress thus far.

"She's a great Soldier and we're looking forward to her continued success with the unit," said Duckworth.

Shepard is a 2001 graduate of Twin Rivers High School, of Broseley, and is currently attending Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. During the week, Shepard is a part-time student and works for JC Penny.

Shepard is supported in her military career by her parents Gary and Sherry Shepard, of Wappapello.

For more information about the Missouri National Guard, please call 1-800-GoGuard or visit www.moguard.com.

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