FORT HOOD — Scott A. Spellmon, commander of U.S. Army Operational Test Commander, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony at the unit's West Fort Hood headquarters this morning. 

Spellmon took command of the Army's only independent operational test organization in June and was nominated for his first star a month later.

Focusing on his family's support, Spellmon said it was their sacrifices that made the ceremony possible. 

For more on the ceremony, read tomorrow's Killeen Daily Herald.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here. You can contact Rose L. Thayer at rthayer@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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