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Three Airmen Promoted at 224th ADG

Williams Promoted to Technical Sergeant

Tech. Sgt. Carl Williams, right, was promoted during a recent ceremony at the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome. Lt. Col. Joe Roos, Commander, 224th Air Defense Squadron, served as the promoting officer.

Riddick Promoted to Major

Maj. Jamin Riddick, right, was promoted during a recent ceremony at the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome. Maj. Lori Bort of the 224th Air Defense Squadron served as the promoting officer.

Sanchez-Hernandez Promoted to Major

Maj. Christian Sanchez-Hernandez, right, was promoted during a recent ceremony at the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome. Lt. Col. Ricardo Rivera of the 224th Air Defense Squadron served as the promoting officer.

Major General Raymond F. Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent promotion of three 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:

  • Jamin Riddick to major. Riddick is a Senior Director at the 224th Air Defense Squadron (ADS).
  • Christian Sanchez-Hernandez to major. Sanchez-Hernandez is an Air Surveillance Officer at the 224th ADS.
  • Carl Williams to technical sergeant. Williams is an Identification Technician at the 224th ADS.

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.