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Bronze Star recipient promoted to Brigadier General

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OKLAHOMA CITY—It was a big day for an Oklahoma Army National Guardsman who moved up the ranks.

Percy “Sonny” Hurtado was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General during a ceremony at the guard’s regional training institute Friday.

General Hurtado began his military career 30 years ago as a 2nd Lieutenant.

Despite many awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star medal, Hurtado says he never expected to become a General.

Brig. Gen. Percy Hurtado said, “I don’t think anyone starts their career out thinking they are going to be a General.”

Hurtado will be the deputy commander for police development and will work closely with the Ministry of the Interior.