PA-001-20 | May 2, 2018
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May 2, 2018
Contact: Maj. W. B. Phillips, II
State Public Affairs Officer
Arkansas National Guard
501-212-5020 / 501-590-0318
Guard Colonel retires from long, distinguished career
~Arkansas National Guard leader retiring after 30 years of service
WHO: The Arkansas National Guard
WHAT: Will host a formal retirement ceremony for Colonel Christopher (Scott) Stanger, Director of the Joint Staff for the Arkansas National Guard, to recognize his contributions to the Arkansas National Guard
WHEN: At 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2018.
MEDIA MUST RSVP NO LATER THAN 3 P.M. FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 AND ARRIVE AT THE MAIN GATE OF CAMP ROBINSON MANEUVER TRAINING CENTER NO LATER THAN 1:30 P.M., SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 FOR AN ESCORT TO THE EVENT.
WHERE: The ceremony will be held at Kordsmeier Hall at Camp Robinson Maneuver Training Center, in North Little Rock. Media interviews will be available with Stanger after the ceremony at 2:45 p.m., the event begins promptly at 2 p.m.
WHY: Colonel Stanger was commissioned a second lieutenant of Infantry upon graduation from the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Arkansas in 1991 and has served in a variety of command and staff assignments throughout his career including: rifle platoon leader and rifle company executive officer in 1st Battalion, 180th Infantry; scout platoon leader, Battalion S-1, and Battalion S-3 in 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry; company commander, Alpha Company 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry; and executive officer 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry. He was previously assigned as the S-3 and executive officer for the 39th BCT as well as Commander of 2nd Battalion 153rd Infantry and deployed twice to Baghdad, Iraq.
His directorate assignments included J3 DOMS, G3 DCSOPS, Chief of Staff.
Before retiring from the Arkansas National Guard he served as the Director of the Joint Staff for the Arkansas National Guard.