Here comes the general
12:34 pm, November 2nd, 2012
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville, currently deployed to Afghanistan as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, has been promoted to brigadier general. During a ceremony at Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan on Oct. 23, U.S. Marine Corps General John Allen awarded Glanville his first star while the judge’s family watched via an Internet connection, according to a press release from the camp’s public affairs unit.
“Words cannot begin to express how important the love and support of my family means in this moment,” said Glanville, according to the release.
“The rule of law is so important to all of us–it represents the ability of the government of Afghanistan on a daily basis throughout Afghanistan to demonstrate transparency, legitimacy, due process and is one of the most visible symbols of sovereignty,” Glanville said.
Glanville, 50, was first elected to the Fulton bench in 2004; as a member of the Reserve, he also served as a staff judge advocate during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“This is an honor to be able to promote this great soldier, this great leader,” said Allen, the commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, during the ceremony, in which he removed Glanville’s colonel insignia and replaced it with that of a brigadier general. “I’m deeply honored to be able to officiate at this moment.”
Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Cynthia Wright said Glanville’s cases have been assigned to other judges during his one-year deployment, which began during the summer.