Sgt. Major Corey Cush, Afghan War vet, becomes comes top enlisted leader in Troy's 42nd Division today
TROY. N.Y. (10/21/2018) (readMedia)-- Command Sergeant Major Corey Cush, a Mt.Vernon resident and veteran of the War in Afghanistan, will replace Command Sergeant Major Justin Lenz as the top enlisted Soldier in the Troy-based 42nd Infantry Division today, Sunday, October 21.
Lenz, a North Bellmore resident, who has served in the position since 2015, will be moving into a strategic plans and policy position at the National Guard's Joint Forces Headquarters in Latham, N.Y.
As the division command sergeant major, Cush will serve as the division commander's chief advisor for all enlisted Soldier-related issues particularly those affecting training and quality of life.
The 42nd Infantry Division commands 4,500 Soldiers in New York and has a training relationship with Army National Guard elements in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine and New Jersey.
Members of the press are welcome to cover the ceremony.
WHO: Command Sergeants Major Corey Cush, the incoming 42nd Division command sergeant major, and Justin Lenz, the outgoing command sergeant major, and Major General Steven Ferrari, the commander of the 42nd Infantry Division.
WHAT: A change of responsibility ceremony marking the installation of the new division top enlisted leader. The two sergeants major will a saber, marking the change of responsibility.
WHEN: 1 p.m. Sunday, October 21, 2018.
WHERE: 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters, New York Army National Guard, 137 Glenmore Road, Troy, NY 12180
Video and still imagery of the passing of the saber between the outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Justin Lenz and the incoming Command Sgt. Maj., Corey Cush. Interviews will be available.
News media should contact the New York National Guard Public Affairs Officer Capt. Jean Marie Kratzer at 518-496-7150 prior to 12 p.m. for access to the secure military facility.