LATHAM — Mathew Cole, of Rome, is one of eight recently promoted airmen, according to an announcement by the New York Air National Guard’s 224th Air Defense Group (ADG). The promotions, the announcement said, are in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.
Cole has achieved the rank of airman first class; he is a Security Forces apprentice with the 224th Support Squadron.
The 224th ADG is comprised of the 224th Air Defense Squadron and 224th Support Squadron, located in Rome, and Detachment 1 and Detachment 2 that serve in the Washington, D.C. area. The 224th ADG provides the forces to conduct the Eastern Air Defense Sector’s (EADS) mission. Part of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the Sector is responsible for the air defense of the eastern U.S.