LATHAM, NY — Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.
Benjamin Richardson from Oswego, and assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters received a promotion to the rank of Colonel.
Isaac Crandall from Fulton, and assigned to the Headquarters and Service Company, 642nd Support Battalion received a promotion to the rank of Private.
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.