Minnewaska Area Schools Superintendent Chip Rankin will be mobilized to Active Duty as the Commander of the 2nd Battalion 135th Infantry Regiment of the Minnesota Army National Guard beginning in June of 2020 through May of 2021. Rankin serves as a Battalion Commander of 2-135 headquartered in Mankato.

As a part of Task Force Bayonet, Rankin will mobilize in June in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Rankin has been a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard for over 25 years with previous deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Minnewaska Area Schools will seek a full or part-time interim superintendent of schools for his absence. Applications are due by 3 p.m. Friday, February 7, or until the position is filled. Contact the school for details.

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