COLUMBIA, APRIL 27, 2011 — LTC Rodney Ginter of the Missouri Army National Guard will speak at a Boone Brown Bag on Wednesday, April 27, at 12 noon in Government Center Room 301.
Ginter will present an overview of the Missouri National Guard and speak about his personal experience in Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War and more recently in Afghanistan. He will address problems faced by himself, his family and his employer while deployed, his experiences upon return and what services local government should provide to assist families and members both during the deployment and upon reintegration.
Ginter is currently the Deputy Human Resources officer for the Missouri National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters in Jefferson City. He is married to Caryn Ginter, a Boone County employee working in the Auditor’s office.
Ginter began his military career in 1982, serving with the 5th Infantry Division in Fort Polk, LA, until 1986. After his service in the Active Army, he joined the Missouri Army National Guard in the 128th Field Artillery battery in Columbia. After receiving his officers commission, he was assigned as detachment commander of Charlie Company of the 735th Main Support Battalion in Doniphan, company commander of the Headquarter Company, 935th Division Aviation Support Battalion in Springfield and then executive officer for the 935th. He then was deployed as the supply officer for the 1107th Aviation Group from Springfield supporting the 3rd Army (General Patton’s Finest).
The Boone Brown Bag series is part of Boone County's celebration of National County Government Month. The theme for the event this year is "Serving our veterans, armed forces and their families." Also available at today's lunch will be brochures from the previous speakers in this series, including information about MarineParents.org, MU Veterans Center and Central Missouri Honor Flight.