LATHAM — Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general for New York, has announced the promotion of three local members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. They are:
Julianna Harrison, of Remsen, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, promoted to specialist;
Jermar Hymes, of Utica, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, promoted to sergeant; and
Emily Smith, of Holland Patent, assigned to the 222nd Military Police Company, promoted to private first class.
Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential. For more information about the New York Army National Guard, go online to www.dmna.ny.gov or www.1800goguard.com.