Alabama Army National Guard Writes History Once Again

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MONTGOMERY, AL (09/30/2011)(readMedia)-- The Alabama Army National Guard made history in February 2009 with the promotion of Col. Sheryl E. Gordon to the rank of Brigadier General making her Alabama's first National Guard female general officer.

Brigadier General Gordon will once again make Alabama National Guard history by becoming Alabama's first female Major General. Her promotion ceremony will be held Saturday, 1 October 2011, 1 p.m. at the Fort Taylor Harding Armory, Montgomery, AL.

Gordon currently serves as the Commander of the 62nd Troop Command, Montgomery, Alabama.

Gordon had served as Garrison Commander of the Fort McClellan Army National Guard Training Center from November 2007 to January 2009. The Training Center is home to AMA where Gordon received her commission in June 1981.

"It's an institute of excellence," said Gordon.

Gordon also served as the Commander of the 151st Chemical Battalion in Fort Payne as well as assignments in units in Montgomery, Jasper, Selma, Tallassee and Birmingham.

Gordon worked as an educator in her civilian career and retired as a high school administrator at Benjamin Russell High School in Alexander City.