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Soldiers receive new rank, new responsibilities

LATHAM, NY – Major General Patrick A. Murphy, 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 capabilities for additional responsibility and leadership.

Jason Beckwith from Williamstown and serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion is promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

Jeremy Donohue from Oswego and serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-108th Infantry is promoted to the rank of Specialist.

Wayne Myhill from Oswego and serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion is promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Eric Shaffer from Phoenix and serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 102nd Military Police Battalion is promoted to the rank of 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.

For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny.gov or www.1800goguard.com.