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224th ADG Promotes Three

Pruckno Promoted to Tech Sgt

Tech. Sgt. Joseph Pruckno, right, received his new rank at a recent promotion ceremony at the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome. Col. Jeffrey Kerneklian, the Commander, 224th Support Squadron, was the promoting officer.

DelMedico Promoted to Sr Master Sgt

Senior Master Sgt. Russell DelMedico, right, received his new rank at a recent promotion ceremony at the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome. Col. Jeffrey Kerneklian, the Commander, 224th Support Squadron, was the promoting officer.

Pembleton Promoted to Commander

Commander Gary Pembleton, right, received his new rank at a recent promotion ceremony at the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome. A U.S. Navy liaison officer at EADS, Pembleton was promoted by Cmdr. Adam DeJesus, the senior Navy LNO at EADS.

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

  • Gary Pembleton to Commander. Pembleton is a U.S. Navy liaison officer at the Eastern Air Defense Sector, where he serves as the Chief of Current Operations for the 224th Air Defense Squadron (ADS).
  • Russell DelMedico to Senior Master Sergeant. DelMedico is currently the 224th Support Squadron Quality Assurance Superintendent.
  • Joseph Pruckno to Technical Sergeant. Pruckno is a Security Forces craftsman 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.