The Mayor of Atlanta, Texas has been called to Afghanistan for active duty. 

OK so exactly where does one even begin in the transition from mayor of a small town to deployment to oversees to fight for our country? Well, this fall Mayor and Command Sgt. Maj. Travis Ransom will know very well.

According to KTBS, Ransom is a 23-year veteran of the Army Reserve, and has been mayor of Atlanta, Texas since 2017. serve in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel (OFS).

Ransom will be deployed to Afghanistan as the Battalion Command Sergeant Major with the 321st Expeditionary Military Intelligence Battalion later this fall. Best of luck to him and a big THANK YOU to him and his family for dedicating a lifetime of service to our country.

In Ransom's absence, the Mayor Pro-tem in Atlanta, Texas will be Dean McDuff.