- Associated Press - Friday, August 1, 2014

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) - Fort Knox’s commander is being promoted.

Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs, the commanding general of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, will be promoted to major general on Friday.

Combs assumed command in March, the first woman to lead the U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox. She served at Fort Knox from 2011 to 2012 as deputy commanding general of the Cadet Command.

Combs has nearly 30 years of military experience. She was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army Chemical Corps and as a distinguished military graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps. She has a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and master’s degrees from Saint Mary College and the U.S. Army War College.

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