National Guard soldier promoted

LATHAM — New York Army National Guard member Lucian McCarty of Schuylerville was promoted to staff sergeant during a ceremony held at the Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters in Latham on Dec. 21.

McCarty joined the National Guard in 2013 as a motor transport operator and was assigned to the 427th Brigade Support Battalion.

In 2015, McCarty became a full-time National Guard soldier and currently serves as the aide to the director of the Joint Staff at the New York National Guard headquarters.

McCarty previously worked as a newspaper reporter for eight years, writing for various newspapers in New Hampshire, Maine and New York, and most recently at The Saratogian in Saratoga Springs.

McCarty resides in Schuylerville with his wife Amanda, son Atticus and his two daughters, Ada and Mira.

The New York National Guard (New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs) is the state’s executive agency responsible to the governor for managing New York’s Military Forces, which consists of nearly 20,000 members of the New York Army National Guard, the New York Air National Guard, the New York Naval Militia and the New York Guard.

National Guard soldiers reenlist

LATHAM — Maj. Gen. Anthony P. German, the adjutant general, announced the recent reenlistment of members of the state National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard. Local soldiers include:

Spc. Michael Murray of Granville, reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 501st Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal);

Sgt. Bernard Roberts of Granville, reenlisted to continue service with the Company B, 2-108th Infantry; and

Sgt. Joshua Wangerin of Glens Falls, reenlisted to continue service with the 1427th Transportation Company.

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

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