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First gay general to take command of unit at Ft. Benning

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) -

History is set to be made at Fort Benning, where the first openly gay Army general is set to take over one of the post's training divisions. 

Fort Benning officials confirmed that Brigadier General Tammy Smith is set to take command of the 98th training division on November 8. 

Brig. Gen. Smith's military career spans 26 years and she previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Army Reserve. 

She became the first openly gay general in Army history following her 2012 promotion to brigadier general.

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