Guardsmen promoted

These local members of the New York State National Guard have recently been promoted:

David Taylor, of Schenectady, serving with the 827th Engineer Company is promoted to the rank of Private First Class;

Jose Rodriguez, of Schenectady, serving with Company C, 2-108th Infantry is promoted to the rank of Private; and

Ronald Swenson, of East Berne, serving with Company E (Forward Support Company Infantry), 427th Brigade Support Battalion is promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

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