Local Guard members promoted

LATHAM – Major General Patrick A. Murphy, the adjutant general for the state of New York, announced the promotion of local members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership, a news release said.

Zachary Chapman of St. Johnsville and serving with the 1427th Transportation Company was promoted to the rank of private.

Eric Steenburg of Gloversville and serving with the Company E (Forward Support Company Infantry), 427th Brigade Support Battalion, was promoted to the rank of private.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability and development potential, the release said.

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