Beau Biden promoted to major in National Guard

SMYRNA, Del – (AP) Attorney General Beau Biden has been promoted to the rank of major in the Delaware National Guard.

Biden is the eldest son of Vice President Joe Biden and a member of the National Guard's 261st Signal Brigade. He was promoted Sunday during a ceremony in Smyrna.

Beau Biden joined the Guard in 2003 and was promoted to captain in 2005. He is a military lawyer and serves as judge advocate in his unit.

In 2006, Beau Biden was elected as Delaware's Attorney General.