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Col. Edward Gargas appointed Commander of 70th Troop Command

Col. Edward Gargas was appointed the new commander of the 70th Troop Command during a ceremony recently held in Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. (Source: Missouri National Guard) Col. Edward Gargas was appointed the new commander of the 70th Troop Command during a ceremony recently held in Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. (Source: Missouri National Guard)
ST LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Col. Edward Gargas was appointed the new commander of the 70th Troop Command during a ceremony recently held in Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.

Gargas is a 1986 graduate of Kennett High School. After graduating, he enlisted into the Missouri National Guard and spent the next 28 years in the military. 

Gargas has held many leadership positions during his time in the Guard and has proven his eligibility for the appointment through his actions as a leader, according to Brig. Gen. Gregory Mason, who presided over the ceremony. 

"Colonel Gargas is a proven leader of troops," Mason said. "His selection as commander of 70th Troop Command ensures the brigade will continue to have outstanding leadership it is accustomed to."

Gargas succeeds Col. Sharon Martin as Commander, with Martin relocating to Kansas City as the new commander of the 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. 

With three battalions, two military police and one combat sustainment and 7th Civil Support Team, Troop Command in the largest brigade in Missouri, providing more than 2,300 soldiers across 23 locations in the state of Missouri. 

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