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Janesville native promoted to brigadier general

Published On: Dec 26 2012 06:53:35 AM CST
JANESVILLE, Wis. -

A Janesville native has been promoted to brigadier general.

President Barack Obama nominated Army Col. Andrew Poppas to the rank of brigadier general. The Senate must confirm the nomination, which is considered a formality.

He's a 1984 Craig High School graduate.

For the past seven months, the 46-year-old has been the 101st Airborne Division's deputy commander for operations at Fort Campbell, Ky. It's a duty ordinarily filled by a brigadier general.

He is scheduled for deployment to Afghanistan in February. He served a tour of duty in Afghanistan from May 2010 to May 2011.

He told The Janesville Gazette he's honored to be nominated for the promotion. He said it's not only his accomplishment but people in his life that helped him along the way.

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