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ADG Promotes Four Airmen

Redner promoted

Airman David Redner, right, was promoted during a Jan. 30 ceremony. Col. Paul Bishop, 224th Support Squadron Commander, served as the promoting officer.

Olsen-Russell promoted

Airman 1st Class Benjamin Olsen-Russeel, right, was promoted during a Jan. 30 ceremony. Lt. Col. Steve Rathmell, 24th Air Defense Squadron Director of Operations, served as the promoting officer.

Lake promoted

Staff Sgt. Brandon Lake, right, was promoted during a Jan. 30 ceremony. Lt. Col. Steve Rathmell, 24th Air Defense Squadron Director of Operations, served as the promoting officer.

Coleman promoted

Maj. Mark Coleman, right, was promoted during a Jan. 30 ceremony. Lt. Col. Steve Rathmell, 24th Air Defense Squadron Director of Operations, served as the promoting officer.

Rome, N.Y. -- Major General Raymond F. Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent promotion of four members of the New York Air National Guard’s 224th Air Defense Group (ADG) in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Promoted Airmen are:

• Mark Coleman, Rome, to Major. Coleman is a Senior Director at the 224th Air Defense Squadron.

• Brandon Lake, Holland Patent, to Staff Sergeant. Lake is a Tracking Technician at the 224th Air Defense Squadron.

• Benjamin Olsen-Russell, McDonough, to the rank of Airman 1st Class. Olsen-Russell is a Tracking Technician at the 224th Air Defense Squadron.

• David Redner, Rome, to the rank of Airman. Redner is a Security Forces apprentice at the 224th Support Squadron.

The 224th ADG is composed of the 224th Air Defense Squadron and 224th Support Squadron, located in Rome, and Detachment 1 and Detachment 2 that serve in the Washington, D.C. area. The 224th ADG 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.
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.