The U.S. Army Signal School commandant was promoted to brigadier general Friday in a ceremony at Fort Gordon attended by family, friends and service members.
At his promotion ceremony, Brig. Gen. Robert L. Edmonson said he was humbled by the advancement and attributed his success to family and peers.
“This is about you, it’s not about me,” he said to the crowd.
Edmonson was presented with the general officer belt, the general officer pistol and the one-star flag.
His wife and two sons were invited to the stage as two one-star patches were fastened to his shirt and he was presented with the decorated general’s uniform. Edmonson listed humility and honor as lessons learned over the course of his journey.
“Without God, none of this would be possible,” he said after the ceremony. “Legacy and faith (matter).”
Edmonson is a native of Willingboro, N.J., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant at Frostburg State University in Maryland.
He holds master’s degrees in Information Resource Management from Central Michigan University and National Security Strategy from the National War College in Washington, D.C.
His assignments includes service as an Infantry Brigade Signal Officer with the 82nd Airborne Division and deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.