Corey MacKinnon, an Assistant District Attorney in Catawba County, McDowell County resident and District Court Judge Candidate was selected for the rank of Major and recently promoted at a ceremony in Charlotte.
Major MacKinnon spent four years on active duty with the Army from 2011 until 2015, serving primarily at Fort Benning, Georgia. While there he was the military prosecutor for the 316th CAV Brigade, 194th Armored Brigade and the 197th Infantry Brigade. He completed his active duty time assigned as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.
Since 2015, Major MacKinnon has served diligently in the Army Reserves; initially with the 134th Legal Operations Detachment as a Legal Assistance Attorney and for the past year with the 518th Sustainment Brigade as a Trial Counsel.
Major MacKinnon is the son of McDowell residents, Deb Wines and Bob MacKinnon, who attended the promotion ceremony along with his wife, Elizabeth and two sons, Hudson and Camden. Major MacKinnon is proud to serve his country and hopes to continue to serve as long as he is able.