Tammy Maas assumes command of the Wyoming Army National Guard

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - In a change of command ceremony held this afternoon at Wyoming Army National Guard's Joint Forces Readiness Center, Col. Tammy Maas was promoted to brigadier general, May 5. Following the retirement of Brig. Gen. Steve Mount after serving approximately 40 years, Col. Maas assumed command of the Wyoming Army National Guard in a ceremony held in front of her family and friends, Gov. Matt Mead, and many state officials. "I can say with a high degree of confidence, we have the best Guard in this country," Gov. Mead said. "There's a number of reasons, one, is that Wyoming is a patriotic state, our citizens support our military...another reason our Guard is the best is the families. We would not have the Guard we have without the amazing support of our families." As the assistant adjunct general - Army, for the Wyoming National Guard, Maas will oversee the mission and people in the roughly 1,600-member force. "The number one task I am charged with is to achieve peak readiness of our port, and a key component of that readiness is to increase our strength," Maas said. "I solicit your support in this endeavor and ask you to encourage our young people to value our military service as a career choice, we really need young people in our ranks." Maas previously served as the Wyoming Army National Guard Chief of Staff, and has been a member with the Guard since 1989, now the second female Army Commander in four years to assume command. *​h/t photos: Pitchengine Communities* #shortgo #news #whatshappening