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Alabama NewsCenter — Meet the Alabama National Guard’s newest general

| March 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

By: Alabama National Guard

As his wife pinned a shiny brass star on a freshly pressed epaulette, U.S. Army Col. Jeffery M. Smith assumed the rank of brigadier general with a watery eye and proud smile.

The promotion ceremony, hosted by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey at the Alabama National Guard Joint Force Headquarters last month, marked the first new general officer in the Alabama National Guard since 2021.

Ivey said that Smith’s “climb from an enlisted man to brigadier general serves as a great example for all of us of what’s possible when you consistently pursue excellence.”

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