Maj. Gen. Patrick A. Murphy, the adjutant general for the state of New York, has announced the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Sean Doenias, serving with the Company A, 101st Signal Battalion, has been promoted to the rank of private first class. Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability and

development potential. The promotions additionally recognize the best-qualified soldiers and attract and retain the highest-caliber citizen soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard.