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S.C. Air Guard gets 1st black general officer

Jan. 13, 2013 - 10:50AM   |   Last Updated: Jan. 13, 2013 - 10:50AM  |  
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Air National Guard is getting its first black general.

Col. Calvin Elam is being promoted to the rank of brigadier general Sunday at the McEntire Joint National Guard Base outside of Columbia. Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, the state's adjutant general, will promote Elam.

Elam serves as the assistant adjutant general for air for the South Carolina National Guard.

The Greenwood native is also CEO of Elam Financial Group.

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