Prineville’s Police Chief is being promoted to Brigadier General of the Oregon National Guard. A special ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 1st in Salem at Heritage Park. Chief Eric Bush says the promotion shouldn't interfere with his Police Chief work in Prineville: “Not directly; there will be some in-direct impacts. I’m going to be required to do some more traveling, but I am certainly able to serve as the Chief of Police as long as people here will have me and I look forward to that." The Oregon National Guard has 3400 members. Bush has been the commander of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Bush says in other National Guard news; the police department is excited to welcome back Officer Brandin Noland who just returned from Iraq after serving there for a year. His wife, Mandy is a 911 dispatcher.