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State Sen. Dan Soucek signs papers at the North Carolina National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh Wednesday, as Army Maj. Gen. Greg Lusk, adjutant general of North Carolina, looks on. Submitted photo



Originally published: 2013-02-13 15:07:33
Last modified: 2013-02-13 16:57:22

Sen. Dan Soucek joins National Guard

by Staff Reports

Sen. Dan Soucek was sworn into office today — again, his office announced Wednesday. 

Little more than one month after being sworn into his senate office, Soucek continued in his pattern of service by resuming his Army career as a citizen-soldier in the North Carolina National Guard. 

In a small ceremony Wednesday morning, Soucek took the oath of office, administered by North Carolina’s top soldier, Major General Gregory A. Lusk.

A veteran of the United States Army, Soucek will resume his active-duty rank of captain. He will continue to serve in the N.C. Senate while also serving the Guard in the Officer Strength Management office. The OSM is charged with recruitment and retention of commissioned and warrant officers for the National Guard.

"I’m really excited about serving my country again in uniform,” Soucek said. “Since leaving the Army 13 years ago, I have always thanked the men and women I’ve seen in uniform. Part of me was always jealous of the role they play in serving and protecting our country. I want to again be a part of what they do that deserves such sincere thanks.”