Michigan Army National Guard promotes Rockford Soldier

Augusta, Michigan — Chad Randall of Rockford, Mich., has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Michigan Army National Guard.

Randall is the Deputy Commander, with the Augusta-based 177th Regional Training Institute. He has been a member of the Michigan Army National Guard and Active Duty Army for 24 years.

Randall served in Operation Just Cause (Panama) in 1989 and received his officer commission in 1993.

During his military career, Randall has received numerous awards including the Army Commendation Medal with Valor, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Expert Infantry Badge, Airborne Badge with Combat Jump Star, and the Army Achievement Medal. Randall also earned his Ranger tab.

Randall and his wife, Sue, have two children, Cole and Morgan.

Randall is the son of Doug and Natalie Randall of Belmont, Michigan.


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