Barneveld airman promoted to captain


LATHAM — Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Shields, adjutant general for New York, has announced the promotion of Matthew Cummings, of Barneveld, to captain.

Cummings is the officer in charge of standards and evaluations at the 224th Air Defense Squadron. 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, the announcement added.


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