Maj. Gen. Allan Elliott, ’84, retired from the Army Materiel Command Headquarters, where he served as chief of staff and assistant deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army Reserve. During his 35 years in the U.S. Army, Elliott commissioned infantry, served as deputy commanding general of the 108th Training Command, and deployed to Iraq in 2006 and to Afghanistan in 2013.
Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, a 1982 alumnus of UNG, has been assigned as commander of the U.S. Army Africa Command (US AFRICOM). Townsend currently serves as commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. He will become only the fifth commander of U.S. Africa Command, replacing U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser.
Two UNG alumni, retired Army Lt. Gen. Benjamin Randaulph Mixon ‘75 (left) and retired Air Force Lt. Col. George Robert Partridge (right), were among 17 inductees to the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame in November in Columbus, Georgia. UNG alumni account for 11 of the 100 inductees since the Hall of Fame was established in 2013.
Mixon served 36 years on active duty and had numerous combat deployments. He now serves as a trustee of the UNG Foundation.
Partridge, who has been awarded the Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Silver Star, completed two years as a cadet at UNG before enlisting in the Air Force in 1952. He retired after 33 years of service and 5,000 hours of military flying time.
More than 30 UNG alumni from the classes of 1954 to 2018 celebrated with Mixon and Partridge during the induction.