• Charles Parins, formerly of Green Bay, and a member of Joint Forces Headquarters-Minnesota National Guard, was promoted in spring to the rank of Colonel.He has been a member of the military for 23 years, with the majority of his time spent within the subordinate units of the 34th Infantry Division.
The promotion brings a new position, that of special project officer with responsibilities for the management and coordination of information and activities regarding the transformation of the Minnesota Army National Guard into Units of Action and Units of Execution as defined by emerging Army doctrine. In civilian life, he is employed by the Minnesota Army National Guard at Camp Ripley as the Assistant Superintendent of the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site.He
wife, Peggy, have two children, and reside in Little Falls, Minn.
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