Local members of the Missouri Army National Guard are recognized

Pvt. Joshua Ault

Missouri Army National Guardsman Pvt. Joshua Ault, of Cameron, graduated from advanced individual training on May 17 at Fort Sill, Okla.

Ault will now serve as a cannon crewmember with Delta Battery, 1-129th Field Artillery in Independence.

“My training prepared me mentally and physically for the job at hand,” said Ault.

Ault plans to continue working at Ftc Equipment is Kansas City and take online classes in the fall.

He is a 2008 graduate of Cameron High School. Ault is the son of Tim Ault of Cameron.

Pvt. Adam Baskerville

Missouri Army National Guardsman Pvt. Adam Baskerville, of Independence, graduated from advanced individual training on June 25 at Fort Sill, Okla.

Baskerville will now serve as a forward observer with Headquarters Co., 1-138th Infantry Regiment in Kansas City.

“My training showed me the skills needed to perform my tasks in the National Guard,” said Baskerville.

“It gave me a better understanding of the Army and what we do.”

Baskerville is a 2009 graduate of Oak Park High School in Gladstone. He is the son of Tonia Mead of Kansas City.



Timothy Morris

Timothy Morris, of Raytown, recently enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard and will serve with the Delta Battery, 1-129th Field Artillery in Independence.

In October, Morris will report to Fort Benning, Ga. for his Basic Combat Training. He will later receive training at Fort Sill, Okla. to become a cannon crewmember.

“I joined the National Guard for the service to my country, tradition and benefits,” said Morris.

“After finishing my training, I plan to apply for officer candidate school.”

 Upon enlistment, Morris will earn over $500 a month in GI Bill benefits plus 100 percent college tuition assistance.

In 2002, Morris graduated from Calvary Christian High School in Nevada and in 2009 graduated from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan. He is currently employed with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansa City.

Morris is the son Mike and Betty Morris of Moundville.



Pfc. Patricia Quezada

Missouri Army National Guardsman Pfc. Patricia Quezada, of Independence, graduated from advanced individual training on July 9 at Fort Leonard Wood.

Quezada will now serve as a motor transport operator for Det. 1, 1128th Forward Support Company in Richmond.

Quezada is a 1997 graduate of Jersey Village High School in Houston, Texas. She has plans to graduate from DeVry University in 2011.

Quezada is supported by her husband, Dagoberto, and parents Manny and Maria Gallegos.



Levi Reynolds

Levi Reynolds, of Harrisonville, recently enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard and will serve with Delta Battery, 1-129th Field Artillery in Independence.

In January, Reynolds will report to Fort Sill, Okla. for basic combat training. He will later receive training to become a cannon crewmember.

“I joined the National Guard for both the experience and benefits,” said Reynolds. “My career goal is to become an officer.”

 Upon enlistment, Reynolds will earn more than $500 a month in GI Bill benefits plus 100 percent college tuition assistance.

Reynolds graduated from Harrisonville Senior High School this year. He plans to attend the University if Central Missouri in Warrensburg.



For more information about the Missouri National Guard, please call 1-800-GoGuard or visit www.moguard.com.