Governor Brown to Attend Promotion Ceremony for Col. Sylvia R. Crockett


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will participate in a California National Guard ceremony tomorrow to promote Col. Sylvia R. Crockett to the rank of general.

Crockett is California’s first Latina to attain the rank of general officer in the California National Guard.

When: Tomorrow, Wednesday March 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Office of the Governor, Council Room, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814

Col. Sylvia R. Crockett began her career with the California National Guard in 1982 with the 129th Rescue Wing in Mountain View, CA, before commissioning as an officer in the Army National Guard two years later.

Her military career has taken her across several career branches including the fields of intelligence, protocol, planning and personnel.

Col. Crockett presently serves as the assistant division commander for the 40th Infantry Division and as director of strategic communications for the California Military Department.

**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only. Press interested in attending must RSVP to Maj. Jon Shiroma at 916-854-3304 or