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L.J. Baker



Lawrence “LJ” Baker Jr. is a retired military officer with extensive experience leading diverse groups, as well as tremendous skill in facilitating partnership activities with military and civilian organizations. He now calls Junction City home after culminating an exceptional career spanning 25 years. LJ possesses a demonstrated record of developing highly functional teams and working to ensure continuous process improvement through detailed programs. During his career he also developed applied knowledge in coordinating and planning with local, state, national, and international leaders to achieve successful ends. His passion for service continues after retirement as he actively seeks opportunities for youth mentorship, community planning, and educational support. He is an active member of the Georgia Military College Alumni Board, and also holds life memberships with multiple organizations to include, the National Infantry Association, the Society of the 1st Infantry Division, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated.

LJ’s wife Clarinda “CJ” is a career educator who currently serves as a staff member of the Early Childhood Program in USD 475. The Bakers are strong believers in the positive impacts afforded through life-long education and are very proud of their four (4) college-age young adults. Their oldest daughter resides in Georgia desires to serve as a Social Worker, their son attends K-State in Manhattan, and their twin daughters excel as exceptional student-athletes at the University of Kansas.  

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