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FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE:
Killeen High Graduate and Former Killeen Daily Herald Reporter Promoted to Colonel in Texas National Guard
CAMP MABRY, Texas (Jan 15, 2013) - The Adjutant General of Texas, Maj. Gen. John F. Nichols, is pleased to announce the promotion of Lt. Col. Stanley Golaboff to the rank of Colonel in the Texas Army National Guard.
In a ceremony held in Austin, Texas on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, Golaboff credited his father for his desire to join the military and thanked the command group, his friends and family for their continued support over the years.
Golaboff began his military career as a cadet at Texas A&M University in 1985, earning his commission in the United States Army Ordnance Corps in 1989. He then joined the Texas Army National Guard in February of 1990, with assignments including platoon leader of the Detachment 1, Company B 372nd Forward Support Battalion, and E Company 249th Main Support Battalion. Other assignments and positions include Deputy Brigade Commander for the 36th Sustainment Brigade, Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site (MATES) Electronic Supervisor, Combined Support Maintenance Shop (CSMS) #2 Superintendent and the State Surface Maintenance Manager.
He has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, respectively. Awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (2nd award); the Meritorious Service Medal; Global War on Terror Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster; and the National Defense Service Medal. He also earned the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.
Golaboff and his wife, Michele, have four children, Noah, Zachary, Ryan and Erin, all of whom reside in Harker Heights, Texas. His parents. john and Vivian Golaboff, also reside in Harker Heights.
Golaboff, a 1985 Killeen High School Graduate, worked for the Killeen Daily Herald from December 1989 to July 1991, covering municipal government and the local police departments.
The mission of the Texas Military Forces (TXMF) is to provide the Governor and the President with ready and trained forces in support of the citizens of Texas and State and Federal civil/military authorities at home and abroad.
The Texas Military Forces are commanded by the Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Texas Military Department (formerly the Adjutant General's Department), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG) and the Domestic Operations Command (DOMOPS).
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