Its Mrs. General for State National Guard

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009  |  Updated 5:03 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Its Mrs. General for State National Guard

Army National Guard

Army Capt. Michael Riley, commander of Company C, 1-185th Combined Arms Battalion, and Army Brig. Gen. Keith Jones, assistant deputy adjutant general for California’s Army National Guard, get front-row action as they observe a M2 Bradley fighting vehicle live-fire exercise at Camp Shelby, Miss.

advertisement

The California Army National Guard is naming a woman to be a general for the first time in its history.
     
The new brigadier general, 50-year-old Col. Charlotte L. Miller, is a 30-year veteran of the Guard. She has commanded several California National Guard units, including units in Benicia and San Lorenzo. Currently, she is the assistant adjutant general of the Army division in Sacramento.

A ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon in Sacramento in honor of Miller's promotion.

Maj. Gen. William H. Wade II, the adjutant general of the California National Guard, says in a statement that it's a demonstration of the Army's move from "a band of brothers to a band of brothers and sisters."

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out