National Guard promotes local soldiers

The New York Army National Guard recently promoted Ashley Appell, of Newark, and James Bowman and Tristan Giroux, of Palmyra, to new ranks.

Appell and Bowman each were promoted to the rank of sergeant. Appell is assigned to the Intelligence and Sustainment Company, 42nd Infantry Division. Bowman serves with the Company A (Distribution), 427th Brigade Support Battalion.

Giroux, who is assigned to the Company C (Medical), 427th Brigade Support Battalion, was promoted to the rank of specialist.

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