NEWS | March 4, 2022

Colorado Air National Guard captain, former NFL player, promoted to major

By Colorado Air National Guard Public Affairs 140th Wing

FOR RELEASE: Friday, March 4, 2022

CONTACT: Air Force 1st Lt. Ben Kimble, 720-847-9435,

BUCKLEY SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – U.S. Air Force Capt. Ben Garland, Colorado Air National Guard will be promoted to the rank of major March 6, 2022, at 9 a.m. at Buckley Space Force Base, Aurora, Colorado.

Garland is a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate and former National Football League offensive lineman. He played for the Broncos Football club from 2010 to 2014, the Atlanta Falcons from 2015-2018, and the San Francisco 49ers from 2019-2020.

Garland was stationed at Scott Air Force Base as a Public Affairs Officer from 2010-2012 while assigned to the Denver Broncos Military Reserve players list. He left Active Duty in May 2012 and joined the COANG as a public affairs officer with the 140th Wing.

His promotion will be held at Hangar 801.