, Muskogee, OK

June 22, 2013

Former area man promoted to colonel

— Col. John A. Rahe Jr. was promoted June 2 at a ceremony in the Joint Staff Flag Room in the Pentagon. His wife, Jennifer Choate Rahe, and daughters, Brook, Faith, and Georgia, were present. Rahe is the assistant deputy director for operations in the National Military Command Center in the Pentagon. He lives in Montclair, Va. Rahe and his wife are from Tahlequah with relatives in the area: John and Sandy Rahe and Jerry and Carol Choate.