Area guardsman earns promotion


LATHAM — Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general for New York has announced the recent promotion of a member of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of his capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

David Fallon, of Utica, assigned to the Company D, 152nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, has been promoted to the rank of private in a ceremony held in October.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential, the announcement said. For information about the New York Army National Guard, visit or


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