MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's only four-star Army general will address the Legislature on Thursday.
Gen. Gus Perna will address a joint session of the Legislature to recognize Military Appreciation Day.
Perna is the highest-ranking military officer in Alabama. He has been the commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command in Huntsville since September 2016.
Previously he was deployed to Bosnia, Somalia and Iraq. He has received multiple service and merit awards including the Legion of Merit.
Perna's appearance comes weeks after the Legislature approved measures honoring the military.
The Alabama House passed resolutions on Jan. 9 honoring state veterans and living Medal of Honor winners. Lawmakers presented the awards in a special joint session on "Military and Veterans Appreciation Day" on Jan. 16.
- Four-star army general to address Alabama legislature
- Gas tax hike rolling toward passage in Alabama legislature
- Mississippi Legislature wraps up its 2019 session
- Aging Alabama needs an army of millennial nurses
- Man pleads guilty in Alabama to bribery for Army contracts
- Alabama attorney general launches lab to fight cybercrime
- Bridgette Marshall, wife of Alabama's attorney general, dies
- Prosecutor Hart out at Alabama attorney general's office
- Bill introduced in Miss. Legislature to raise litter fines
- Mississippi Legislature pares list of bills under deadline