Three Genesee County residents promoted in NY Army National Guard
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.
- Steven Stokoe, from Bergen -- assigned to the Company C, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment -- received a promotion to the rank of corporal on April 11.
- Stephen Koladzinski, from Batavia -- assigned to the Headquarters and Support Company, 642nd Aviation Support Battalion -- received a promotion to the rank of private on May 14.
- Travis Herold, from Pavilion -- assigned to the Company A, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry -- received a promotion to the rank of corporal on May 24.
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.
The New York National Guard (New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs) is the state's executive agency responsible to the Governor for managing New York's military forces, which consists of nearly 20,000 members of the New York Army National Guard, the New York Air National Guard, the New York Naval Militia and the New York Guard.