SHILLONG, April 8 - The only Medical Officer to have been awarded a Police Medal for Gallantry by the President, Dr Mary Hranngul was today promoted to the rank of Commandant in the Assam Rifles.
Dr Hranngul, the first Medical Officer of Assam Rifles was awarded the Gallantry medal during the Republic Day celebration in 2012 for her active role in counter insurgency operations in Manipur.
The Assam Rifles today promoted her. She hails from the State Capital and is an alumna of St Mary�s College, Shillong and Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati.
Commissioned in January 2003, Dr Hranngul has served in Assam, Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland in various appointments. She is presently serving in the Assam Rifles headquarters here as staff officer.