Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announced the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.
Grant Lyons from Avon and assigned to the Company B, 3-126th Aviation received a promotion to the rank of Sergeant.
Julie Ratchford from Leicester and assigned to the Headquarters Service Company, 642nd Support Battalion received a promotion to the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential.
These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard.