Riddick Promoted to Major in New York Air National Guard
Major General Raymond F. Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Jamin Riddick of Dexter, Maine to major in the New York Air National Guard. The promotion is made in recognition of Maj. Riddick's capability for additional responsibility and leadership.
Maj. Riddick serves as Senior Director at the 224th Air Defense Squadron (ADS), which is part of the 224th Air Defense Group (ADG).
The 224th ADG is composed of the 224th Air Defense Squadron and 224th Support Squadron, located in Rome, and Detachment 1 and Detachment 2 that serve in the Washington, D.C. area. The 224th ADG provides the forces to conduct the Eastern Air Defense Sector's (EADS) mission. Part of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the Sector is responsible for the air defense of the eastern U.S.
Air National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability and development potential. These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Airmen and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Air National Guard.
For more information about the New York Air National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny.gov. For more information on the Eastern Air Defense Sector and the 224th Air Defense Group, visit www.eads.ang.af.mil.