Citizen Soldier From Pulaski Completes Initial Milestone of Service

LATHAM, NY – Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General of New York, announces the recent service accomplishment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their initial commitment to serve community, state and nation.

Pvt. Andy Carter from Pulaski completed the Army’s rigorous basic combat training and advanced individual training, culminating with a ceremony held June 5 at the Thompson Road Armory in Syracuse to mark start of training with his new unit, Company F (Forward Support Company, Infantry) 427th Brigade Support Battalion.

The ceremony marks their completion of the National Guard Recruit Sustainment Program, a preparatory training program that provides new recruits with training, lessons and skills to excel at their initial military training.

The Soldiers will now embark on their traditional National Guard service to state and nation as part time Citizen Soldiers.

“The handoff ceremony marks the introduction of our new Soldiers to their unit and receiving new shoulder insignia, highlighting the start of their military service here in New York to serve state and nation, German said. “I commend these Soldiers for their initial accomplishments in training as their first milestone of a career as a Citizen Soldier.”

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