Officer candidate graduates and their families make their way to the lawn of the Minnesota State Capitol for the Minnesota National Guard's Officer Candidate School Graduation ceremony August 27, 2006. The 22 newly commissioned officers completed their training as part of the 175th Regiment (Regional Training Institute) of the 1st Officer Candidate School Battalion, which has training companies in six states and is headquartered in Minnesota. Five of the graduates completed the Officer Candidate School eight-week accelerated program.
Pfc. Thomas Keeler, Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs
Minnesota National Guard's Officer Candidate School Graduation
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