The National Guard wants to extend more than 900 invitations to alumni of its Officers Candidate School. There have been problems locating all of them, however.
Spokesman Bill Phelan explains, “When the Officer’s Candidate School started in 1962, everything was kept on paper. Apparently over the years, some of these paper documents were not transferred to computers. Adding to this difficulty is that the Officer’s Candidate School originally started in the State of California, then moved to another state before it was eventually located in Missouri.”
The school graduates its 50th class in September in Jefferson City and the Guard is inviting all alumni to be there. Those who want to learn more can find information on the Guard’s website, or by calling Staff Sergeant Joshua Gallagher at (573) 329-9008.