Louisiana’s top warrant officer retires from Guard

Louisiana’s top warrant officer retires from Guard

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Kim Janneck, the Louisiana National Guard’s command chief warrant officer, retired following an official ceremony Sunday in New Orleans.

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Kim Janneck, the Louisiana National Guard’s command chief
warrant officer, retired following an official ceremony Sunday in New Orleans.

As the ranking warrant officer on the adjutant general’s command team, Janneck advises the adjutant general on all warrant officer issues, policies and initiatives.

“Kim has been a trail blazer her entire career. She was one of the first females in the Louisiana National Guard to achieve the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5,which speaks volumes about her service,” said Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, adjutant general of the LANG.

Janneck began her career as a civilian with the Department of Agriculture in 1973 right out of high school. In 1978 she began working with the Louisiana National Guard as a federal technician, but it wasn’t until 1986 that she finally decided to enlist in the LANG. Janneck will retire with 36 years of federal service and 27 years in the Guard.

“I decided that at the age of 30, I couldn’t wait anymore and it was time to do it,” she said. “I enlisted under the [Army] Civilian Acquires Skills Program.”

Janneck graduated from basic training at Fort Dix, N.J., in September 1986. Two years later she graduated first on the commandant’s list from the Reserve Component Warrant Officer Entry Course, then as the distinguished honor graduate from the Personnel Officer Warrant Officer Basic Course.

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