Colonel Milo Miles was promoted to brigadier general during a morning ceremony today at the Benning Club on Fort Benning.
A few hundred people attended the ceremony including Congressman Sanford Bishop and Major General Walter Wojdakowski.
Miles made the comment during his speech that he was almost late for his own promotion ceremonybecause he was attending a basic training graduation ceremony at Sand Hill.
Miles stated the graduation ceremony served as a reminder to him.
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"This isn't about me," Miles said. "We simply serve our soldiers."