Boonville resident Robert Kraeger promoted in New York Air National Guard's Eastern Air Defense Sector

Major General Raymond F. Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of Staff Sgt. Robert Kraeger on July 13, 2023 at the New York Air National Guard's 224th Air Defense Group (ADG) in recognition of his capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Staff Sgt. Robert Kraeger, Boonville, is a Materials Management journeyman at the 224th Support Squadron.

The 224th Air Defense Group is composed of the 224th Air Defense Squadron, the 224th Support Squadron, and the 224th Security Forces 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.

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