Tennessee National Guard Selects New Command Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Lance Jenkins chosen as Tennessee's seventh Command Chief Warrant Officer.

Maj. Gen. Warner Ross, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, announced that Chief Warrant Officer 4 Lance Jenkins, a Mount Juliet native, has been selected as the Tennessee National Guard’s seventh Command Chief Warrant Officer. Jenkins will assume responsibility on April 1, succeeding Chief Warrant Officer 5 David Ward, who served in the position since 2021 and completed his three-year assignment.

Ross praised Ward for his service as an advisor and member of the Tennessee Military Department’s command team, wishing him the best in his next assignment. He expressed confidence in Jenkins’ ability to serve the state, stating that he “embodies the standards of excellence and commitment to our organization’s mission.”

Jenkins began his military career nearly 35 years ago when he enlisted in the Tennessee National Guard in 1989 as an M-60 tank crewman in Gallatin’s B Company, 3-109th Armor Battalion. Throughout his career, he served in various positions and units across the state, including Ashland City’s D Company, 3-109th Armored Battalion, Tullahoma’s 771st Maintenance Company, and Centerville’s 779th Maintenance Company. In 2005, Jenkins deployed to Ramadi, Iraq, as a supply systems technician.

After returning from Iraq, Jenkins served as Tennessee’s Warrant Officer Strength Manager, deputy manager for Tennessee’s active-duty Guardsmen, and the state’s enlisted personnel manager. His most recent position was as the deputy director for Tennessee’s family programs. Jenkins has also been actively involved in supporting Tennessee’s Warrant Officers through his roles in various professional organizations.

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