The Broncos will hold a ceremony in front of their Dove Valley complex on Wednesday as defensive lineman Ben Garland – an Air Force graduate – will be sworn into the 140th Air Wing of the Colorado National Guard.
Garland, who played nose guard for Air Force and graduated in 2010, has been working out with the Broncos. He is part of the Air Force’s “Palace Chase” program, which allows him to serve two years, and then defer his final three years of military commitment to reserve duty as he tries to make the Broncos’ roster. Garland will be a public affairs officer in the Colorado National Guard. The ceremony will be at 2 p.m.
“During the ceremony, Garland will swear an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and, in what is unique to the National Guard, also will swear to support and defend the Constitution of the State of Colorado,” according to the team’s announcement.