2009-09-18 / Milestones

Rockaway Trio Receive National Guard Promotions

Major General Joseph J. Taluto, 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. Deshon Blyden from Rockaway Park, and serving with Company B 101st Signal Battalion is promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Ulyssa Thomas from Arverne, and serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 369th Sustainment Brigade is promoted to the rank of Private.

Aliesha Henry from Far Rockaway, and serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1-258th Field Artillery is promoted to the rank of Private 1st Class.

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.

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