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224th ADG Promotes Three Airmen

Zecca Promoted to Tech Sgt

Tech. Sgt. Mitchell Zecca, right, of the 224th Support Squadron, was promoted during a recent ceremony at the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome. Lt. Col. Jason Taylor, Operations Director at the 224th Support Squadron, served as the promoting officer.

LaClair Promoted to Tech Sgt

Tech. Sgt. Ryan LaClair, right, of the 224th Air Defense Squadron (ADS), was promoted during a recent ceremony at the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome. Col. Joe Roos, the 224th ADS Commander, served as the promoting officer.

Geer Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

Lt. Col. Michael Geer, right, of the 224th Air Defense Squadron (ADS), received his new rank during a recent promotion ceremony at the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome. Col. Joe Roos, the 224th ADS Commander, 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 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:

  • Michael Geer to Lieutenant Colonel. Geer serves as the Senior Intelligence Officer at the 224th Air Defense Squadron (ADS).
  • Ryan LaClair to Technical Sergeant. LaClair is a weapons director with the 224th ADS.
  • Mitchell Zecca to Technical Sergeant. A member of the 224th Support Squadron, Zecca is a mission system crew chief.

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.