A Blount County man is being promoted to a senior rank in the armed forces.

Col. Mark Hart of Louisville, Tennessee, will now become Brigadier General. Hart will serve as the adviser and Deputy Commander to Maj. Gen. Terry M. Haston, Tennessee's adjutant generalist will be responsible for the staffing, training, equipping, welfare and readiness posture for all Tennessee Army National Guard units.

His previous assignments include land component commander and commander of the 230th Sustainment Brigade in Chattanooga. According to the Tennessee National Guard, ceremonies will be held on Friday at the McGhee-Tyson Armed Forces Club in Louisville

Brigadier General is the 25th rank in the United States Army.