Master Sergeant Jeffrey Vogel to be Memorial Day speaker

Master Sgt. Jeffrey R. Vogel, former Springfield man who is the noncommissioned officer in charge for the U.S. Army National Guard Personnel Policy Mobilization and Readiness Branch, will be speaker at this year’s Memorial Day Service that starts at 5 p.m. Monday, May 27, in the Springfield Public School Auditorium.

 His team is responsible for informing the director of the Army National Guard on the readiness of all Army National Guard units across 54 states and territories.  

Vogel, son of Kathy Vogel and the late Frank Vogel,  was born in Springfield, and is a 1988 graduate of Springfield High School. He enlisted in the Army National Guard and reported to Fort Benning, Georgia, for Basic Combat Training on June 2, 1988. He completed his infantry training at Fort Benning in September 1988. Master Sgt. Vogel served as an infantryman from 1988-1995 with Co C (DET 1) 2-135 Infantry Battalion in Redwood Falls. In September 1995 Vogel transferred to Headquarters Company 2-135 Infantry Battalion where he served as a combat medic and eventually as a personnel services sergeant. In December 2002, he went on active duty operational support with the 34th Infantry Division in Rosemount, to prepare for the division’s deployment to Bosnia-Herzegovina from July 2003 to May 2004. 

Upon his return from Bosnia, Vogel went on active duty at the National Guard Bureau and moved to Arlington, Virginia. He has served in numerous human resources positions within six different divisions of the National Guard Bureau and oversaw the largest branch of 66 people while working with the Army National Guard Incentives Oversight Branch. 

See complete story in this week's issue of the Springfield Advance-Press.

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