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Sergeant major's appointment brings attention of Annapolis to Carroll County
Sergeant major's appointment brings attention of Annapolis to Carroll County

On Jan. 21, the adjutant general of Maryland, Brig. Gen. Linda Singh, announced that she had appointed Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Beyard, of Westminster, to be the senior enlisted leader of the Maryland National Guard, its top enlisted position. Beyard's individual awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal. He was deployed twice to the Middle East, in 2006 and 2011. Many know him as the former Westminster director of planning and public works. He first joined the city in 1987. He joins a growing chorus of individuals with strong ties to Carroll County who are now assuming leadership positions in the state government —...

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