Spring Valley National Guard Soldier Receives New Rank, New Responsibilities

Major General Ray Shields, the adjutant general for the State of New York, announced the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Shmuel Breuer from Spring Valley, N.Y. and assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-69th Infantry received a promotion to the rank of Private First Class.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential.

These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard.

For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny.gov or www.1800goguard.com.