St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - A historic promotion ceremony took place Saturday in St. Paul.

Brigadier General Johanna Clyborne of the Minnesota National Guard was promoted to the rank of major general during the event at the Cedar Street Armory. The promotion made her the state’s first female two-star general.

Clyborne joined the National Guard in 1989 and became a member of the Minnesota National Guard in 2002 after serving in Missouri, Texas, and California.

She currently serves as the Deputy Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard while also working as a partner in a Twin Cities law firm. She also previously served as the Chief Information Officer for the State of Minnesota.