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."