Colby Tippens, 35 of Cookville has been promoted to Major.
He is serving full-time with the Tennessee Army National Guard in Cookville. As the S3 Operations officer, Tippens plans, trains, and assess operations for 2nd Squadron, 28th ACR, a combined arms battalion, which is both infantry and armor tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles with 828 soldiers.
He has served two terms in Iraq.
Tippens is married to Kimberly Tippens and they have four children: Kayla, Kendra, Camden and Carter.
Tippens is the son of Gary and Eva Tippens of Philadelphia, Tenn., brother of Casey Tippens of Hattiesburg, Miss. and Cory Tippens of Kingston, and the grandson of Agnes Withrow of Cleveland.