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Department of Corrections Color Guard Debuts at Academy Graduation

DOC Color Guard 11-8-13

Sgt. Rodney Ramirez, Color/Honor Guard Coordinator; Commissioner Joe Schmidt; Sgt. Jacob Wyckoff; Sgt. Troy Eberline; Officer Jeffrey Reichel; Sgt. Jarod Pyle; Deputy Commissioner Leslie Houston, Director Bryan Brandenburg

Correctional Officer Academy #122 saw the debut of the Department of Corrections Color Guard at its graduation ceremony November 8th in Palmer. Months of training paid off as the guard performed with precision at the ceremony. The DOC Color Guard includes Sgt. Jacob Wyckoff, Sgt. Troy Eberline, Officer Jeffrey Reichel and Sgt. Jarod Pyle, coordinated by Sgt Rodney Ramirez. A Color Guard presents the flag at a ceremony; an Honor Guard, which includes a Color Guard, represents the department at a formal event such as a building dedication or memorial service.

Corrections Academy #122 Graduates Class of 45

CO Academy 122

Corrections Academy #122

A class of 45 Correctional Officers – seven women and 38 men — representing eight institutions graduated from Alaska Department of Corrections Academy #122 on November 8th. The students spent six weeks learning the Policies and Procedures of the department, Effective Communication, Shotgun training, Taser training, One-On-One Control Techniques, Cultural Awareness and various other curriculums. Officers attending this Academy include 20 military veterans and five officers who have relatives currently working for Alaska DOC. Congratulations to the Correctional Officers of Class #122.

— Scott Dial