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TROOP COMMANDER PROMOTIONS IN FORT SMITH AND HOPE APPROVED; COMMISSION OK’S LIEUTENANT & SERGEANT PROMOTIONS

October 13, 2016

  Lieutenants Brady Gore and Jason Aaron were promoted to the rank of captain today during a meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission.  Gore will assume command authority over Highway Patrol Division Troop G, headquartered at Hope and Aaron will command Highway Patrol Division, Troop H, headquartered at Fort Smith.

  The promotions were recommended to the commissioners for consideration by Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police.

   Captain Gore, 43, of Stamps is a twenty year veteran of the department. His most recent assignment has been serving as assistant commander of Troop G.

  Captain Aaron, 41, of Van Buren, is an eighteen year veteran of the department.  His most recent assignment was commanding Criminal Investigation Division, Company D, headquartered at Fort Smith.

  Sergeant Michael Exum, 40, of Paragould was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and will assume new duties as assistant commander of Highway Patrol Division, Troop C.  Exum is a sixteen year veteran of the department.

  Corporal Seth Pinner, 31, of Magnolia, was promoted to the rank of sergeant and will assume post supervisor duties within Highway Patrol Division, Troop G.  Pinner is an eight year veteran of the department.