Story by: LTC Cendy Antley
LUBBOCK, Texas - On December 14, 2013, the 2nd Battalion, 39th Regiment, Texas State Guard held a change of command and retirement. LTC Jeremy Franklin left command after three years to assume the Executive Officer position for the regiment. CPT Philip Mammen assumed command of the 2nd Battalion after holding the Personnel and Administration Officer slot for the past 6 years. SGM Michael Parton was also retired during the ceremony. He was laterally promoted to Command Sergeant Major and well as received the Texas Superior Service Medal for his 48 combined years of service to our state and country.