Seven Promoted at EADS

Julian Promoted

Col. Paul Quigley, 224th ADG Commander, presented Tech. Sgt. Gary Julian with his promotion certificate at a recent ceremony.

Shively Promoted

Col. Paul Quigley, left, Commander, 224th Air Defense Group, promoted Ray Shively to technical sergeant at a recent ceremony.

Sweezey Promoted

Lt. Col. Paul Bishop, left, Commander, 224th Support Squadron, promoted Michael Sweezey to technical sergeant at a recent ceremony.

Spine Promoted

Lt. Col. Paul Bishop, left, Commander, 224th Support Squadron, promoted Nicholas Spine to staff sergeant at a recent ceremony.

Buchwald Promoted

Col. Paul Quigley, left, Commander, 244th Air Defense Group, promoted Damien Buchwald to staff sergeant at a recent ceremony.

Patnode Promoted

Lt. Col. Paul Bishop, left, Commander, 224th Support Squadron, promoted Laura Patnode to Senior Airman at a recent ceremony.

Schweizer Promoted

Lt. Col. Paul Bishop, left, Commander, 224th Support Squadron, promoted Thomas Schweizer to senior airman at a recent ceremony.

Rome, N.Y. --

Maj. Gen. Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent promotion of seven members of the New York Air National Guard's 224th Air Defense Group (ADG) in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

The 224th ADG, composed of the 224th Air Defense Squadron and 224th Support Squadron, provides the forces to conduct the Eastern Air Defense Sector's (EADS) mission. Part of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the Sector is responsible for the air defense of the eastern U.S.

Promoted Airmen are:

.               Gary Julian, Utica, to the rank of Technical Sergeant. Julian is an Identificatoin Technician at the 224th Air Defense Squadron.

.               Ray Shively, Rome, to the rank of Technical Sergeant. Shively is a Tracking Technician at the 224th Air Defense Squadron.

.               Michael Sweezey, Whitesboro, to the rank of Technical Sergeant. Sweezey is a Security Forces Craftsman in the 224th Support Squadron.

.               Nicholas Spine, Rome, to the rank of Staff Sergeant. Spine is a Cyber Systems Journeyman at the 224th Support Squadron.

.               Damien Buchwald, Rome, to the rank of Staff Sergeant. Buchwald is an Instructor Tracking Technician in the 224th Air Defense Squadron.

.               Laura Patnode, Rome, to the rank of Senior Airman. Patnode is a Security Forces Journeyman with the 224th Support Squadron.

.               Thomas Schweizer, Rome, to the rank of Senior Airman. Schweizer is a Cyber Systems Journeyman with the 224th Support Squadron.

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

For more information about the New York Air National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny.gov. For more information on the Eastern Air Defense Sector and the 224th Air Defense Group, visit www.eads.ang.af.mil.