Halfmoon resident Robert Epp promoted to Colonel in New York Army National Guard
LATHAM, NY (12/27/2018) Robert Epp, a Halfmoon resident, and Iraq War veteran, has been promoted to Colonel in the New York Army National Guard.
Epp, who has been serving as the chief of legislative affairs of the New York National Guard, was promoted during a Dec. 21 ceremony at New York National Guard headquarters. Epp will now be assigned as deputy commander of the New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, which is headquartered at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia.
Epp joined the Army as an enlisted Soldier in 1983 and served in Korea and Ft Benning, Georgia as Artillery Fire Direction Specialist, eventually reaching the rank of Sergeant.
He joined the New York Army National Guard after being commissioned as a lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, 108th Infantry.
Epp, a military intelligence officer, has served in a variety of positions to include intelligence officer for the 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry, commander of the 227th Military Intelligence Company, Intelligence Officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency, Assistant Professor of Military Science at Syracuse University, Division Plans Officer for the 42nd Infantry Division, intelligence officer for the 42nd Infantry Division, Camp Smith Training Site Garrison commander and deputy personnel officer for the New York National Guard.
Epp is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College.
His military awards include the Bronze Star Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, 3; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Award Medal; National Defense Service Medal; the Iraqi Campaign Medal; the Global War on Terror Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; the Humanitarian Service Medal; the NCO Professional Development Ribbon; the Overseas Service Ribbon; Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon; and the Meritorious Unit Citation.
He and his wife Regina have two son, Jeremy, a recent State University at Albany graduate and Jordan, a freshman at Siena College.