WHEREAS, Colonel John R. Bamvakais, XXX-XX-XXX, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 35th Engineer Brigade, Missouri Army National Guard has completed over thirty-eight years of military service, filling over the years many key assignments and positions of great responsibility in the Missouri National Guard in a most exemplary manner, and

WHEREAS, Colonel John R. Bamvakais will retire on 31 August 1981 in the grade of Colonel, to which grade he was promoted on 16 February 1973, and

WHEREAS, under the provisions of Section 41.310 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, 1978, an officer who is retired after completion of fifteen years satisfactory service may be retired in one grade higher than the highest grade held during his period of active service, without cost to the State,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHRISTOPHER S. BOND, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, and Commander in Chief of the Militia of this state, do hereby order that Colonel John R. Bamvakais, XXX-XX-XXX, shall be promoted effective 1 September 1981, to the grade of Brigadier General, Missouri National Guard Retired List.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, this th day of August 1981.

[Christopher S. Bond's signature]



[James Kirkpatrick's signature]


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