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Press Release
August 31, 2011
Oregon National Guard Colonel, Prineville Police Chief to be promoted to Brigadier General
SALEM, Ore. - Oregon National Guard Col. Eric Bush, commander of the 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team, is scheduled to be promoted to the rank of Brigadier General, during a ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Sept. 1.
The ceremony is scheduled to be held at Heritage Park, located at 1176 Militia Way SE, in Salem, Ore. Members of the public and the media are invited to attend.
Bush also serves as the Prineville Police Chief and has been with the department since 1988. He is certified as a corrections officer and has also worked as a narcotics detective. In 1997 he received recognition as the Oregon Narcotics Enforcement Association Officer of the Year for his region.
Bush is also a 1999 graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Bush holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Communications from Western Baptist College and a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.
He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His awards include the Combat Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star.
Contact Info: Captain Stephen Bomar
Oregon Military Department
Public Affairs Officer