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Congressman Kelly promoted within Mississippi National Guard

Courtesy of Mississippi Air National Guard. Photo by Airman 1st Class Kiara Spann, 172d Airlift Wing

The promotion comes not in politics, but in the Mississippi National Guard, in which he has served for 32 years. Kelly is a combat engineer and previously served as a Colonel but his promotion ascends him to the rank Brigadier General.

In a tweet, Kelly says that he is humbled and honored to serve the state of Mississippi and the nation.

A ceremony will be held to make the promotion official on January 20, 2018.

Kelly has served in congress since his election in July 2015.

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