Schenectady resident Noelle Beecham promoted to Major in New York Army National Guard

Schenectady resident Noelle Beecham, was promoted to major during a ceremony held at the Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters in Latham, N.Y. on September 28th, 2018.

Beecham received her ROTC commission in May 2008 from St. Bonaventure University.

She attended Basic Officer Leadership Course at Fort Sill, Okla. and Fort Jackson, S.C. where she became an Adjutant General Corps Officer. Upon completion, she was assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division as a Human Resource Officer.

Beecham has coordinated and planned training events for several different training exercises for the New York National Guard, worked as a human resource officer at the division level, and served as the personnel mobilization officer for the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade and the 27th Infantry Brigade.

She deployed to Camp Buehring, Kuwait as battalion personnel officer in 2013 while assigned to the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion.

During the deployment, she was reassigned to the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade as the brigade personnel officer.

In January 2017, Beecham led the 42nd Headquarters Support Company, in Troy, N.Y. as the unit commander where she served until July 2018.

Beecham's military education includes: Adjutant General Corps Basic Officer Leadership Course, Pre-Command Course, Adjutant General Corps Captain Career Course and the Officer Strength Manager Course.

Her awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal , National Defense Service Medal and the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal.

Beecham holds a Bachelor's Degree from St. Bonaventure University in Sociology and a Minor of Elementary/Special Education. She is currently in the Mental Health Clinician Graduate Program at the College of St. Rose.

Beecham works full time for the New York Army National Guard as an Officer Strength Manager Branch Chief for Recruiting and Retention Command.

Her husband Master Sgt. Myles Beecham is also a full-time member of the New York Army National Guard and they have an English bulldog named Holadai.

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