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Baton Rouge top Army official promoted to Colonel

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A top Army official received a major promotion on Saturday. 

Lieutenant Colonel Monica Washington, who is the Commander of the Baton Rouge Army Recruiting Battalion, earned the rank of full Colonel. 

"It's a huge achievement for me, but it's also a huge responsibility," says Washington. "So, much is given, much is required. There's a lot of responsibility that comes when you put these eagles on your shoulders, to know that there are families and soldiers that you have to take care of." 

Colonel is the highest rank for field grade officers. Only about half of qualified candidates make it to that rank. 

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