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224th ADG Promotes Three

Jones Promoted to Tech Sgt

Staff Sgt. Joshua Jones, right, was promoted to technical sergeant at a recent promotion ceremony. Lt. Col. Steve Rathmell, Director of Operations for the 224th Air Defense Squadron, served as the promoting officer.

Carter Promoted to A1C

Airman 1st Class Jared Carter, right, was promoted to Senior Airman by Lt. Col. Jason Taylor, 224th Support Squadron Assistant Director of Operations.

King Promoted to Lt Col

Maj. Jennifer King, pictured on the right, was promoted to lieutenant colonel on Wednesday. Lt. Col. Erica Campbell of the 224th Air Defense Squadron 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:

  • Jennifer King to Lieutenant Colonel. King is a Mission Crew Commander at the 224th Air Defense Squadron (ADS).
  • Joshua Jones to Technical Sergeant. Jones is a Tracking Technician at the 224th ADS.
  • Jared Carter to the rank of Senior Airman. Carter is a Cyber Transport Systems 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.