State Lawmaker Gets Military Promotion

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State Senator Valde Garcia is getting a promotion in the Michigan National Guard.

The Howell Republican is being promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to full Colonel.

Adjutant General Thomas Cutler from the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs is set to formally present Garcia with his promotion during a ceremony next Friday at the Genoa Woods Conference Center in Brighton.

Garcia has served in the military for 23 years.