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New York Army National Guard announces retirements


LATHAM -- Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent retirement of members of the New York Army National Guard, marking their end of service to community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard.
  • Sergeant First Class Angel Guzman from West Henrietta, and assigned to the Company A, Recruiting and Retention retires after 22 years of military service. Guzman first entered military service in January 1995.
  • Staff Sergeant Craig Smith from Collins and assigned to the Company D (Forward Support Company Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), 427th Brigade Support Battalion retires after 20 years of military service. Smith first entered military service in July 1997.
"It is a bittersweet achievement, each time we celebrate the retirement for one of our National Guard Citizen Soldiers," German said. "I want to applaud the accomplishment and the milestone of more than 20 years of service not only of these Soldiers, but of their families and civilian employers. We say that we recruit Soldiers in the Army National Guard, but we know that to make this a career we retain families," German said.

"On behalf of our force, I want to wish only the greatest success for all the future endeavors of our retirees as they embark on new chapters of their lives."

For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit www.1800goguard.com.