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Soldiers receive new rank, new responsibilities

LATHAM - Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Taluto, Adjutant General for the State of New York, has announced the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capabilities for additional responsibility and leadership.

The promotions include Dustin Hill, Plattsburgh, serving with Company B, 2-108th Infantry is promoted to the rank of specialist; James Whitworth, also of Plattsburgh, serving with Company B, 2-108th Infantry is promoted to the rank of sergeant; and Brandon Powers, Altona, serving with 1427th Transportation Company Medium Truck, promoted to the rank of specialist.

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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