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Uniform news, Dec. 18

POSTED: December 18, 2011 1:00 a.m.
/For The Times

Brig. Gen. Allan Wade Elliott

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Allan Wade Elliott, deputy commanding general of the 108th Training Command, was officially promoted to brigadier general Nov. 19 at Charlotte, N.C.

The promotion ceremony was hosted by Maj. Gen. Robert P. Stall, commander of the unit.

"We are very proud of Allan and we are delighted he is being recognized for his 27 years of military service, culminating in him being promoted to brigadier general today," Stall said.

Elliott was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1984 from the Reserve Officer Training Corps at North Georgia College in Dahlonega. Following his graduation, he attended Infantry Officer's Basic Course, Ranger School and then commanded a Mechanized Infantry Platoon.

He later served as the Chief of the Light Infantry Tactics Training Committee in the 29th Infantry Regiment at Fort Benning.

After completing his active duty commitment, Elliot entered the U.S. Army Reserve and served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm with the 461st Personnel Services Company.

Elliott's family attended the ceremony, including wife Sharon, four children, one grandchild, parents, aunts and uncles.

"Some people think if they could just get promoted, they would have it made," Elliott said. "I tell you, when you get promoted it only means more work is coming your way, and I'm ready for it. Lob it at me."

Army Pfc. Chastinee M. Tilson has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

Tilson is the niece of Michale Tilson of Osprey Court, Gainesville, and stepdaughter of Steve Reele of Hampton Street, Lula.

She is a 2010 graduate of Banks County High School in Homer.

Tilson was recently promoted to the rank of private first class after completing nine weeks of training.


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