The former Air Force Academy graduate and former National Football League (NFL) offensive lineman was promoted in a ceremony on Saturday at Buckley Space Force Base in Aurora.
Garland, 33, played for the Denver Broncos from 2010 to 2014, the Atlanta Falcons from 2015 to 2018 and the San Francisco 49ers from 2019 to 2020.
The Colorado Air National Guard said Garland was stationed at Scott Air Force Base as a Public Affairs Officer from 2010 to 2012 while assigned to the Denver Broncos Military Reserve players list.
Garland left Active Duty in May 2012 and joined the COANG as a public affairs officer with the 140th Wing.
U.S. Air Force Maj. Benjamin Garland
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