LATHAM — Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Shields, the adjutant general for New York, has announced the promotion of Jared Carter, of Rome, to staff sergeant at the New York Air National Guard’s 224th Air Defense Group.
Carter is a mission systems technician at the 224th Support Squadron.
The 224th ADG is composed 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 mission. Part of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the Sector is responsible for the air defense of the eastern U.S.
Air National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability and development potential, Shields’s announcement said.
The promotions additionally recognize the best qualified airmen and attract and retain the highest caliber citizen soldiers for a career in the New York Air National Guard.