LATHAM — Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general of New York, announces the recent service accomplishment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their initial commitment to serve community, state and nation.
The newest citizen soldiers to complete Army basic combat training and advanced individual training will now be welcomed to their units during their next drill assembly with the New York Army National Guard. The New York Army National Guard welcomed 110 new soldiers to units during the spring ceremonies around the state:
• Pvt. Samantha Goucher, from Port Byron, was formally welcomed into the 102nd Military Police Battalion during a transition ceremony held April 10 at the Auburn Armory in Auburn.