Civil Defense Director Gets Promotion, New Job

Harrison County Civil Defense Director Joe Spraggins is a busy man. Spraggins is now the Chief of Staff for the Tennessee Air National Guard. He will also continue with his job as Civil Defense Director.

At a ceremony in Gulfport Monday, Spraggins was promoted to Brigadier General in the National Guard. He had previously served as commander of the Air National Guard Base in Gulfport.

General Spraggins says his duty with the Tennessee National Guard will involve mostly weekends and will not interfere with his work as Civil Defense Director.