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Ward selected as Assistant Division Commander of 35th Infantry Division

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF THE KANSAS ADJUTANT GENERAL

WARD SELECTED AS ASSISTANT DIVISION COMMANDER OF 35TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Maj. Gen. Michael D. Navrkal, commander of the 35th Infantry Division, has announced the selection of Col. William A. Ward as the new assistant division commander for the 35th Infantry Division. Ward will also serve as the commander of all 35th Division elements that are assigned to the Missouri National Guard. He will succeed Brig. Gen. David Irwin, who is retiring.

Ward’s selection was a joint decision of the 35th Division Council made up of the adjutants general of Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Illinois.

Ward previously served as commander of the Missouri National Guard’s 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in Kansas City. During his time in command of the brigade, he was named the commanding officer of Task Force Phoenix, which spearheaded the recovery of southwest Missouri following the devastating May 22, 2011, tornado that struck the area. Ward also stood up the Disaster Recovery Jobs Program following the tornado.

As a combat engineer, Ward has held a number of positions including platoon leader, construction engineer, commander of Company B of the 203d Engineer Battalion, civil engineer, battalion operations officer, battalion executive officer, commander of the 203d Engineer Battalion, deputy commanding officer of the 35th Engineer Brigade, and commander, 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

Ward has deployed overseas eight times, including nation building and humanitarian efforts in Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. He also deployed for two combat tours in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Ward’s military honors include the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Army Engineer Association’s Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal, the United States Field Artillery Association's Honorable Order of Saint Barbara, and the Parachutist Badge.

When not serving the Missouri National Guard, Ward is a Department of the Air Force civilian, and serves as the engineering and construction branch chief, 72nd Civil Engineering Directorate, 72nd Air Base Wing, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

Ward is a licensed engineer in the state of Oklahoma, holds a Master of Science degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Missouri.

The 35th Infantry Division, headquartered at Fort Leavenworth, is comprised of National Guard soldiers from Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Illinois.

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