National Guard Announces Reenlistment Of Members

Maj. Gen. Patrick A. Murphy, New York Army National Guard adjutant general, recently announced the reenlistment of members of the New York Army National Guard. Area reenlistments include:

Sgt. Erik Karlstrom from Fredonia has reenlisted to continue service with the Company A (Engineer), 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion.

Sgt. Stephen Lahnen from Celoron has reenlisted to continue service with the Troop B, 2-101 Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition).

Murphy also announced several promotions for area National Guard soldiers. They are:

Nathan Burrows from Dunkirk, serving with the 105th Military Police Company, is promoted to the rank of private first class.

Gene Whitaker from Fredonia, serving with the 152nd Engineer Support Company, is promoted to the rank of private first class.

Seth Jackson from Jamestown, serving with the Company A, 642nd Support Battalion, is promoted to the rank of private first class.

Gregory Keefe from South Dayton, serving with the Company A, 642nd Support Battalion, is promoted to the rank of staff sergeant.

Armando Arce from Cherry Creek, serving with the Company A (Distribution), 427th Brigade Support Battalion, is promoted to the rank of sergeant.

Daryle Lauber from Sheridan, serving with the Company C (Medical), 427th Brigade Support Battalion, is promoted to the rank of specialist.

Bradley Rhoades from Jamestown, serving with the Company D, (Forward Support Company Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition, 427th Brigade Support Battalion, is promoted to the rank of specialist.

Sarah Vasconcellos from Otto, serving with the Company A, 642nd Support Battalion, is promoted to the rank of private first class.

Randy Tobias from Jamestown, serving with the Company A, 642nd Support Battalion, is promoted to the rank of private first class.

Kenny George from Frewsburg, serving with the Company A, 642nd Support Battalion, is promoted to the rank of private.

Douglass Mactavish from East Otto, serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-108th Infantry, is promoted to the rank of specialist.

John Kawski from Cherry Creek, serving with the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2-101 Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), is promoted to the rank of specialist.

“Over the past three years the New York Army National Guard has come from far below authorized strength to 100 percent strength,” Murphy said in remarks to the force. “Our priority is to provide ready forces for both state and federal missions and readiness starts with maintaining our strength. We have more than 16,000 men and women in the Army and Air National Guard with each individual member having an important role.”