Wyo. soldiers recognized Aug. 18

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Army National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, based in Sheridan, presented awards and promotions Aug. 18.

Capt. Aaron Ohnstad of Guernsey received an Army Commendation Medal for his time as the commander of HHB, 2-300th. He has been a member of the Guard for 18 years and works as a technician with Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center.

1st Sgt. John Zorbas of Buffalo recently received an Army Commendation Medal for his time as the first sergeant of HHB 2-300th. He has been a member of the Guard for 28 years and is the operations noncommissioned officer with the battalion.

Capt. Shawn Stensaas and 1st Sgt. Michael Taylor, both of Cheyenne, accepted the HHB commander and first sergeant positions, respectively, from outgoing commander Capt. Ohnstad and 1st Sgt. Zorbas.

During the ceremony, Taylor was also promoted to the rank of first sergeant. Taylor is an Active Guard and Reserve Soldier for the WANG, working full time in Cheyenne.

Stensaas is a jailer for the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department.


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